A Portland couple have two children with Pompe disease, a genetic anomaly that kills most before a child's tenth birthday. The husband, John, an advertising executive, contacts Robert Stonehill, a researcher in Nebraska who has done innovative research for an enzyme treatment. He has little money to fund his laboratory, and a thorny personality that drives away colleagues and funders. John and his wife Aileen raise money to help Stonehill's research and the required clinical trials. John takes on the task full time, working with venture capitalists and then rival teams of researchers. Time is running short, Stonehill's angry outburst hinder the company's faith in him, and the profit motive may upend John's hopes. The researchers race against time for the children who have the disease.Written by
The story of the real John Crowley himself is very interesting. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy, and has degrees from Georgetown University, Notre Dame, and Harvard Business School. Crowley has dedicated his life to work in the health field, and seeking remedies for rare diseases. He co-founded a biotech company that he heads as of 2018. His charitable and philanthropic work is widespread. He has served on the national board of directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America since 2009, and became its national chairman in 2014. See more »
Stonehill puts up a sign that says "KEEP YOUR DAMN FOOD AND DRINK OUT OF MY REFRIDGERATOR!" (with "refrigerator" misspelled). See more »
[Looking at the college-aged kids hired to work under Dr. Stonehill]
These guys make me feel old.
Dr. Robert Stonehill:
Scientists get all sensible & careful when they get old. Young ones like risk, not afraid of new ideas... & you can pay 'em less.
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The story starts with John Crowley(Brendan Fraser) who's two young kids have a deadly disease called Pompa. And are not expected to live long. Much of the heartbreaking of him and his wife(Keri Russell). But John one day decides to try and do something, he goes to see a doctor and scientist Robert Stonehill(Harrison Ford) who's research about the disease could be helpful. And John will help Stonehill set his research, in hopes to make a cure. But will they is the question?
A true story that was very well told. Brendan Fraser performance is so good he almost brings you too tears. Keri Russell also great has the mother. Harrison Ford at times I felt overacted in some scenes,but he was good none the less. A truly great well told story.
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