Miggz’s Story


This is Miguel Lopez, or as friends and family call him… Miggz!

Miggz was born premature with multiple congenital abnormalities. No one thought he was going to make it except Mom. At six weeks he required a tracheostomy, fundoplication, and g-tube. He was diagnosed with mitochondrial myopathy and disorder of mitochondrial metabolism at age two. It has been a long and amazing journey. He has had five hip surgeries, two metal hip replacements, multiple tendon lengthenings, clubfoot castings, and numerous hospitalizations. A common cold can turn into pneumonia or other severe respiratory infections without warning. Miggz’ immune system is fragile and takes a lot longer to recover when he’s ill. He’s being monitored by his special needs pediatrician, neurometabolic, orthopedic, pulmonary, genetics, ENT, cardiology, ophthalmology, physical and occupational therapists. Through all this, Miggz is the strongest, smartest, funniest, and craziest little character imaginable. He’s my super hero! He has brought so much joy to me, my family, and anyone else he meets. Miggz is so full of life! He loves going to Chargers games, movies, and theme parks. He is good in school, loves super heroes (especially batman, minions, and ninja turtles). He loves spending time with his big sister Danae, brother in law, and cousin Lola. Miggz wants to live!!!

Please help Miggz find a cure ♡

Thank you,