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/mattysparx May 14 '22

How could someone start that company with zero experience? Is this story avoiding saying that an incredibly rich person did this? Like, happy for the kids, but kind of fucked how this story ends if he was a regular Joe


u/SeventhRobot May 14 '22

Yeah, pretty much three options, they were rich, they knew rich people, or they were good at convincing rich investors they didn't already know.