Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The New Adventure

Madeline Jane Crowley is an 11 year old girl living in suburban Philadelphia who was diagnosed with Juvenile Pompe Disease on November 18, 2009. Maddie is a vibrant child filled with humor, energy, and wonder. She believes in her family, friends, doctors, and the magic that can happen when people dare to believe.

Her care is being lead by Dr. Bonnemann MD, Asst. Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and includes a team consisting of a Genetic Counselor, Physical Therapist, Clinical Trial Specialist, Nutritionist and many others.

Maddie will begin treatment with Genzyme's Myozyme drug in January 2010. What this means, we don't know. But we do know that our family and loved ones will support her every step of the way. Whatever happens we will fight for our daughter and will succeed in helping her and many others battling this disease.

All for one, and one for all!

Matthew and Donna Crowley