Ayan has HMG CoA lyase deficiency, a rare inherited disorder in which the body cannot properly process the amino acid leucine. The disorder also prevents his body from making ketones, and is unable to break down fat. Symptoms include vomiting, dehydration, lethargy, convulsions, and coma. One year was particularly tough for him – he was hospitalized 9 times.
He wants to be a construction worker when he grows up, and loves building things – especially LEGOs. Ayan also enjoys playing video games, but his only way to play was on his mom’s phone. Kids Wish Network made his dream come true, purchasing Ayan a generous gift card to the online LEGO store and iPad mini.