Family tells story of Grosse Pointe man that died of common genetic disorder

Posted at 5:59 PM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 17:59:37-05

GROSSE POINTE, Mich. (WXYZ) — A young man from Grosse Pointe in the prime of his life passed away. Twenty-nine-year-old Alex Marshall had a common genetic disorder called Factor 5 Leiden.

It has proven time and again that it can be deadly.

7 Action News Reporter Andrea Isom sat down with his family to share the story about what took his life to help save yours.

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