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02/10/2012 – Forbes.com

Turning loss into hope, family offers inspiration — and a few lessons about drug discovery

A poignant story in Thursday’s Boston Globe describes how the O’Donnell family of Boston channeled their love of a son, Joey, who died tragically at the age of 12 from cystic fibrosis, into a successful mission to develop impactful new treatments for this terrible affliction.

The narrative – expertly told by Brian McGrory (see here for my favorite example of his wonderful writing) – is a testament to devotion, persistence, the power of parental love, and the resiliency of the human spirit.  It is essential reading for these qualities alone.

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