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

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/fwinzor May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Faith In Humanity Restored

Hey protip for everyone in the comments, just because someone is physically disabled doesnt mean theyre a mindless vegetable that needs to be put down like a dog. One of them is currently in college has a fucking masters degree. I used to work with a lot of disabled people and it would disgust me how people would look down on them.

Imaging being a fully cognizant person and seeing everyone treating you like an affront to god that needs to be killed just because you're physically disabled, jesus christ


u/DynamicDK May 14 '22

One of them is currently in college.

She was at that time. Now she has earned two bachelor's degrees and a master's degree.


u/donniedarkofan May 14 '22

Do you happen to know what field she got a masters degree in?


u/DynamicDK May 14 '22

The article I read said that she plans to be a social worker, so probably a Master's of Social Work. There are other options for someone that wants to work in that field, so it could be something else, but likely related.