Woman Races To Prevent The Disorder That Could Kill Her

A Mother’s Early Death Drives Her Daughter To Find A TreatmentEnlarge this image toggle caption Courtesy of Sonia Vallabh Courtesy of Sonia VallabhSonia Vallabh saw her mother die at age 52 from a rare disease that causes irreversible brain damage.
Listen to Part I of Sonia’s story on Morning Edition, and Part II later today on All Things Considered.
They’re now racing against time to come up with a treatment that could save Sonia’s life.
Then Sonia learned she has inherited the genetic mutation that killed her mother.
She and her husband quit their jobs and trained to become scientists.

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