Andrew’s story was included in Canada’s Rare Voices 2023.
Andrew Ouellette was diagnosed with LCHAD, a type of LC-FAOD, at only six months old. He’s had to adapt almost every aspect of his life, but one thing remains constant — his passion for baseball.
By D.F. McCourt
His search for a diagnosis spanned nearly 50 years and two continents. Now, Jonathan Fleisch encourages others living with a rare metabolic disorder to combat fear with fortitude.
“ When I was five years old, the Make-a-Wish Foundation arranged for me to throw out the first pitch at a Blue Jays game. Meeting the players and standing on the field in front of the crowd really started a lasting love for baseball in me. I became mesmerized by the sport. But, of course, I wouldn’t have been there in the first place if I wasn’t very sick.