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Chasing My Cure
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David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc, is a graduate of Georgetown University, the University of Oxford, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Wharton School. An assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the associate director for the Orphan Disease Center, he is cofounder and executive director of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network, as well as the cofounder of the National Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers Support Network. Dr. Fajgenbaum has been recognized with multiple awards, including the Forbes "30 Under 30" for healthcare and the RARE Champion of Hope Award for science. He has been profiled by major media outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, Science, Reader's Digest, and the Today show. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Caitlin, and their daughter, Amelia.

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"Moving . . . A powerful, highly personal chronicle of a doctor's feverish rush to find a cure for the disease that afflicts him. . . . Offering a distinctively uncommon perspective on disease and doctoring, Fajgenbaum also writes earnestly and frankly about the unique brand of humility one must accept as a medicinal healer with a mysterious, possibly deadly malady."--Kirkus Reviews

"[A] remarkable memoir . . . Fajgenbaum writes lucidly and movingly . . . Fajgenbaum's stirring account of his illness will inspire readers."--Publishers Weekly "Dr. Fajgenbaum tells his own remarkable story of fighting a mysterious, nearly fatal multisystem disease, and of his brilliant deduction that a long-known drug may be the cure. This book--part detective story, part love story, part scientific quest--shows how one indefatigable physician can bring hope to patients who suffer from a rare disease."--Michael S. Brown, MD, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1985 "This is a remarkable and gripping story. Dr. Fajgenbaum's description of his journey is a tale of courage, dedication, and brilliance that will enthrall and fascinate its readers."--Arthur H. Rubenstein, professor of medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania "Chasing My Cure is a medical thriller that grapples with penultimate stakes--real love, bedrock faith, and how we spend our time on earth. Fast-paced and achingly transparent, David Fajgenbaum's deeply thoughtful memoir will have you rethinking your life's priorities."--Lynn Vincent, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Heaven is for Real and Indianapolis "Chasing My Cure is the riveting story of Dr. Fajgenbaum's remarkable journey persevering through illness to medical discoveries and recovery. It is also a tribute to his rare spirit and intellect, the support of his family and friends, the power of modern science, and the role that patients can play to find new treatments."--J. Larry Jameson MD, PhD, dean, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

"This is a fascinating true-life story of a young doctor, stricken with a rare, life-threatening disease, who takes matters into his own hands and, with total focus, finds a cure. . . . An informative and inspiring read."--Andrew Weil, MD "I was riveted from the very first to the very last page of this extraordinary story of life, assumed death, resilience, and hope. I am convinced that through his incredible journey, David Fajgenbaum has acquired 'superpowers' that will no doubt shape the lives of others."--Nicole Boice, founder Global Genes "Chasing My Cure is an extremely powerful story about turning fear into faith, and hope into action. David Fajgenbaum's ferocious will to survive and his leadership in the face of his rare disease provides a model pathway for others searching for cures of their own to follow."--Stephen Groft, Pharm.D., former director, Office of Rare Diseases Research, National Institutes of Health

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