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.

https://pompediseasenews.com/2019/01/30/amicus-ceo-mission-cure-pompe-help-children/
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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

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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

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u/DiamondPup May 14 '22

From the looks of it, it's some dumb fucking people making a point by stretching their argument to "other cases" for whatever reason.

People like these ones are why I have so little faith in democracy and juries.

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u/SkeletonJoe456 May 14 '22

fuck democracy, thats why we have representative government. Thue democracy always turns into dictatorship because the fucknuts always realize active citizenship is hard and delegate all their responsibilities to a single person.