Augusto Odone, creator of Lorenzo's Oil, has died. The story of Odone, who learned chemistry and medical science and developed a drug to keep his son alive, was even the subject of Hollywood.
Economist Augusto Odone learned that his 6-year-old son, Lorenzo, has ALD. Doctors said that her child will live 2-3 years at most. However, Augusto Odone did not accept this. He learned chemistry and medicine, although he had no previous knowledge. He learned about ALD disease, which damages the brain by affecting the muscles. Odone eventually came up with a mixture formula with olives, oil, and the like. The mixture was prepared by the English chemist Don Suddaby and it was found to be good for the disease. Lorenzo lived to be 30 years old thanks to this oil. He died in 2008. Augusto Odone, who made a great effort for his son, passed away yesterday at the age of 80.
NOLTE AND SARANDON PLAYED
The life of the Odone Family was also the subject of Hollywood. In Lorenzo's Oil, Odone was played by Nick Nolte and his wife, Michaela Odone, who died in 2000, was played by Susan Sarandon. The film was nominated for Oscars for best actress and best original screenplay.