Sometimes, the stories we tell stay with us. They inspires and haunt us. We have an update 3-year-old Mikey.

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COBB COUNTY, Ga-- Sometimes, the stories we tell stay with us. They inspires and haunt us.

In 2012, Jaye Watson introduced Two-year-old Michael Warechowski to our 11Alive viewers.

When he wasn't walking as his second birthday neared, Michael's parents took him to an orthopedist. They were told things would work themselves out.

They didn't. After a battery of tests, Katie and Mike received a diagnosis of MLD, Metachromatic Leukodystrophy.

"It is caused by the deficiency of one of the enzymes in our bodies," said Emory geneticist Dr. Suma Shankar.

11 Alive Archive May 17, 2012: 2-year-old has no promise of tomorrow

11Alive Archive Sept. 12, 2012: 2-year-old with rare disease slipping away

The deficiency of that enzyme cannot be fixed or cured. Katie and Mike were horrified to learn that the diagnosis of MLD is a fatal one and that their little boy only has a few years left to live. The Warechowski's shared their heartbreak and their determination to make Mike's short live full of joy.

It's a story you welcomed into your hearts. You shared it on your Facebook pages and sent us emails. "How can we help?" you asked. Now, in a story deep in complicated medical terms and emotions, there's a simple answer. You can help by downloading a song. "Playgrounds in Heaven" costs 99 cents on iTunes. All the proceeds go to the family to help pay for Michael's medical care.

DOWNLOAD NOW: Playgrounds in Heaven (Mikey's Song)

The family has been denied government assistance for Mikey's medical care. Their medical bills are outrageous. Supporters are staging a big social media push behind the song to coincide with a fundraising event. The Mission Fore Mikey Golf Challenge is March 21 at the Cobblestone Gulf Course.


11 Alive Archive May 17, 2012: 2-year-old has no promise of tomorrow

11Alive Archive Sept. 12, 2012: 2-year-old with rare disease slipping away

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