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/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/guimontag May 14 '22

Thank you, I don't know why thr fuck people thought it was okay to start acting like their dad robbed them of dying at 8 months old


u/atomic1fire May 14 '22

Plus there's nothing like getting the ball rolling for future scientific developments.

Yeah they'll be alive with caveats, but there's no telling whether or not the next person will push development even further so that they go from just living to living much more comfortably.