Julia Vitarello kissing her daughter Mila on the cheek, as both smile.

Episode 01: Being The First

About this Episode

Mila is a young girl fighting Batten Disease, a rare, fatal disease with no cure. Her Mom, Julia Vitarello sits down with Gina to tell the story of Mila’s diagnosis and her incredible journey since; from diagnosis to Mila’s experimental genetic treatment, created just for her.

Watch the documentary and learn more about Mila’s story at everystep.criver.com.


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Hosted by: Gina Mullane and Chris Garcia
Produced by: Meaghan Root and Ryan Stevenson
Sound and Music by: Ryan Stevenson

Special thanks to: Julia Vitarello, Dr. Timothy Yu, and Boston Children’s Hospital.

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