Finally, Some Good News for a Guy Who Could Use Some

November 8, 2010 by Michael McCurdy
Filed under: Health 

Michael J. McCurdy, Founder/Publisher

Three months ago, “Bob” returned home to find his 41 year-old wife lying on the floor, dead of a heart attack. Lying on the floor next to her was their 16 month old son, who suffers from Tuberous Sclerosis.

Six months prior to this, Bob lost his business due to the economy. They reposessed his truck. He did not have health insurance. This weekend, they have foreclosed on his house.

His medical bills alone will stagger you. He changes his son’s diaper 6 times a day, as well as feeding him. He cannot leave his son alone, or the state will step in and charge neglect.

Tuberous Sclerosis complex is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form in many different organs, primarily in the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin and lungs. You will see it referred to both as tuberous sclerosis (TS) and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). The term TSC is used in scientific literature to distinguish tuberous sclerosis complex from Tourette’s syndrome.

This past Saturday, this news release came to HealthNewsDigest.com:

FDA Approval
Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance Announces FDA Approval of First Drug to Treat Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
See article below. I called Bob with the News. He was ecstatic. “Finally, some good news.”

“Hey, Mike, the state helped me get an apartment. I move in next week!”

Comments

One Response to “Finally, Some Good News for a Guy Who Could Use Some”

  1. Michael D. Shaw on November 22nd, 2010 9:11

    Wow…

    And we think *we* have troubles. Best of luck to this guy!