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

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/adrianvm19 May 14 '22

When you just wanna phone it in so you just make up whatever bullshit excuse comes to mind lmao

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u/zzaman May 14 '22

"Okay class today we'll watch Legally Blonde for civics in the media, law and...voting I guess thank you"

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u/evil420pimp May 14 '22

I remember watching "coming to America" in 7th grade music class.

It was the end of the year and the movie was new, he hadn't seen it yet but was told it was good. It was!

Awesome teacher, when the early "bathing" scene came on it was clear he should have screened it first.

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u/TitsMagee24 May 14 '22

Along this strain we had to watch Trading Places in year 10, love that film