By the time Jonathan Oliphint was 3 years old, his parents realized he had neurological and cognitive delays. He also had high blood pressure that doctors could not control.
Jonathan was born with a condition called argininsoccinic aciduria, or ASA, which meant his body could not break down certain toxins. ASA prevents the body from creating a critical amino acid that stops the buildup of ammonia in the body.
Too much ammonia can permanently injure the brain and other vital organs.
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