Chris, Kristal, Wyatt, Katelynn, Avalynn

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Kristal Abner

Abner Family Story

Chris & I were married 03/04/05, we lived in San Diego CA. Chris had started boot camp for the Marine Corps shortly after we started dating. We had been together for boot camp, training schools, combat deployment, training operations. We had our first baby while Chris was deployed on his 4th deployment. Chris wasn’t home for the birth of Wyatt and then hit an IED on that deployment.

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About the Disease

Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD) is one of many diseases in a disease family called Leukodystrophies. Learn more about Leukodystrophies here.

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