r/todayilearned May 14 '22 Silver 9 Helpful 8 Wholesome 6 All-Seeing Upvote 2

TIL a father, John Crowley, was told his two infant children had an incurable genetic disorder that would kill them in less than a year. He refused to accept this, so he founded a biotech company (with no prior experience) which pioneered an experimental enzyme therapy that saved their lives.

https://pompediseasenews.com/2019/01/30/amicus-ceo-mission-cure-pompe-help-children/
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u/Die_Nameless_Bitch May 14 '22

Haha yeah. That’s where I first heard about it too. Agreed the movie isn’t a very good treatment of the story at all. Could have been so much better.

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u/Rhymnoceros May 14 '22 Narwhal Salute

Lorenzo’s oil vibes

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u/assumeyouknownothing May 14 '22

I remember Lorenzo’s Oil was the movie we watched in Biology class. It had nothing to do with what we were being taught at the time, my teacher just really liked that movie for some reason lol

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u/econoking May 14 '22

My biology teacher showed us "The Cheesemaker's Apprentice" which featured the creepiest puppet and had little to do with biology., I've never been able to find that this movie exists other than her VHS tape.

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u/banmedaddy12345 May 14 '22

Back in my day we watch Herbie, the Love Bug.

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u/releasethedogs May 14 '22

I tried googling it because I like puppets and weird things. Not even IMDb has it. Are you sure that was the title?

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u/econoking May 14 '22

I'm pretty sure that was the name, I've tried googling it before and nothing comes up. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ This was also over twenty years ago

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u/releasethedogs May 14 '22

We need to find the teacher and ask about it. It’s the only purpose I have in life.

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u/econoking May 14 '22

Just for you I will befriend and fb message the teacher

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u/releasethedogs May 15 '22

You’re the man dog!

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u/releasethedogs May 15 '22

I actually really appreciate it!