• 17 years old
  • Favorite anesthesia flavor is chocolate
  • Dopa-Responsive Dystonia

As a toddler, Colton had trouble walking and was experiencing muscle spasms, cramped feet, and unusual gait. After frequent visits to the emergency department, Colton was diagnosed with Dopa-responsive dystonia. The doctors at Children’s National Hospital prescribed him L-dopa, which helped him walk more smoothly. Says his mother, ‘He’s just a rare person. He always has a smile on his face. He’s always happy, always telling a joke. He’s very unaffected by it.’ Today, Colton enjoys biking and swimming with his little brother Connor!