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Saving Henry

A Mother's Journey

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Saving Henry by Laurie Strongin
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A moving and inspiring memoir about a mother's bid to do anything possible to save her son from a rare illness, using the controversial Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis method. Saving Henry is the story of a mother, Laurie, and her son, Henry, who was born with an almost-always fatal illness, Fanconi Anaemia. Laurie decided to undergo PGD, the genetic screening of her second child at foetus stage to determine if his stem cells could cure Henry. The bid failed. And it failed nine times after that. A heartrending account of a mother fighting to save her son.

Author Biography

Laurie Strongin is the Founder and Executive Director of Hope for Henry Foundation, which brings smiles and laughter to seriously ill children. Prior to that, Laurie was Senior Director of Wealth Creation at the Fannie Mae Foundation. Laurie also acts as a family advocate in the ongoing national discussion about ethics and genetics. She has participated as a panelist and guest lecturer in a range of forums hosted by the Johns Hopkins Genetics and Public Policy Center on preimplantation genetic diagnosis. In 2006, Laurie joined Nancy Pelosi to urge the Senate to pass the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act. That summer, Laurie published an Op-Ed in the Washington Post. She and her family were featured on Nightline, and in a New York Times piece, as well. Laurie is a regular panelist on Clear Channel's Sunday radio program, "Women Talk," broadcast in the Washington, D.C. area on WMZQ, WASH-FM, WBIG and DC101. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Release date Australia
April 8th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Hyperion
Pages
271
Dimensions
139x209x23
ISBN-13
9781401323561
Product ID
3984776

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