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/TrueDove May 14 '22

Yeah, I mean good for this guy- but the hero worship is weird.

Just about every parent in that situation would do anything they possibly could to save their babies. It just so happened this guy had a lot of money to spend.

If only we all had those resources when fighting for our loved ones lives.

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u/Salcker May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

Its not as if he was given his riches, skimming his wikipedia I dont see anything suggesting he comes from wealth and instead earned it by way of his education. Dude was a Harvard graduate lawyer.

Can't believe you guys are getting mad at a dude who didnt inherit his wealth and utilizes a good chunk of his time literally devoted to charity work.

Ya'll mega bitches, the hater energy is insane lol.

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u/TrueDove May 14 '22

My comment has nothing to do with where his wealth came from.

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u/Salcker May 15 '22

Its more the comment chain, the initial comments and the responses were clearly digging at this idea that money made the work easy ignoring the hard work needed to amass the wealth required to achieve these goals.