Jan. 7, 2012
By Sean Ryan
As has been the case many times over the past five years, Colby Wren was in a doctor’s office in December.
Wren, a sophomore first baseman at Georgia Tech, typically sees a specialist three or four times a semester, but a visit the Thursday before Christmas for blood work, was his first visit in a while.
“I hadn’t been in close to three months, which for me is very odd,” said Wren. “It’s a good thing and a bad thing.”
On one hand, Wren has been successful in dealing with a genetic mitochondrial disease, which has no known effective treatments. On the other, the visit revealed some hard truths.