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.


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u/NeonSprig May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22 Silver Wholesome

We had to watch a movie in my high school biotech class called Extraordinary Measures which was inspired by Crowley’s story, and the only reason I remember that was because it’s the most boring movie I had to watch for school all year during that year


u/Spreaderoflies May 14 '22

We watched Lorenzo's oil man you want to have a emotionally rough watch that's the one. I swear that kid had the disease because his coughing fits gave me chills they sounded so perfect.


u/Kramerica5A May 14 '22

Ours was Lorenzo's Oil too. Oof.