The Cure: Book by Geeta Anand

The Cure

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ISBN: 9788184001457    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 2010     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 496        Language: English
John and Aileen Crowley were on top of the world. With John's brand-new HarvardBusiness School degree, a great job, and three beautiful children, they thought they finally had it all.Then their two youngest...Read more
John and Aileen Crowley were on top of the world. With John's brand-new HarvardBusiness School degree, a great job, and three beautiful children, they thought they finally had it all.Then their two youngest children were diagnosed with Pompe disease - a muscular disorder so rarethat no company had yet developed a medicine for it. Overnight, everything changed.The children were given only months to live. But John Crowley refused to accept fate. Determinedto find scientists who could develop an enzyme that would keep his children alive, John quit hisjob and invested himself and his life savings in a biotech start-up company. The company wenton to make medical and business history. But the struggle wasn't over yet, and scientific setbacks,accusations of conflict of interest, business troubles, and the children's own worsening conditionwould test the limits of John and Aileen's minds and hearts as they fought for a cure.
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About the author: Geeta Anand
Mumbai-born Geeta Anand is a senior writer for the Wall Street Journal. She wrote two of the stories that won the newspaper a Pulitzer Prize in 2002. In 2006,... Read more
Mumbai-born Geeta Anand is a senior writer for the Wall Street Journal. She wrote two of the stories that won the newspaper a Pulitzer Prize in 2002. In 2006, she received the top business reporting honor, the Gerald Loeb award; and in 2007, she was awarded the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting. She now specializes in health and biotechnology, and currently lives in Mumbai. A true story, The Cure is her first book.
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