Youngster copes with rare genetic disorder

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The change comes almost like flipping a switch.

Audrey Howe can be outside in the summer heat, running around in the grass and playing with her three older siblings. Laughing and jumping, she acts just like any kid.

But her parents know better. Katy and Jason Howe watch her carefully for the telltale signs that her body is running on empty — limp muscles or a droopy eyelid.

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