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The Real Story: the Crowleys of ‘Extraordinary Measures’

posted by Nell Minow

“Extraordinary Measures” stars Brendan Fraser as John Crowley, the real-life dad who quit his job to raise money for research that could help his two children, critically ill with an incurable genetic disorder called Pompe disease. Here is a featurette with the real John and Aileen Crowley and their children.


For more information, read The Cure: How a Father Raised $100 Million–And Bucked the Medical Establishment–In a Quest to Save His Children and Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family Journey of Stength, Hope, and Joy.


  • Lausbube

    This dad is awesome! Respect of what he did! I wouldnt ve focussed that unreal Job – making unreal real! Awesome ..

  • Christian Toto

    Interviewed John Crowley briefly here in Denver …. pretty fascinating fellow. Very sharp, very driven … the story behind the film is amazing.

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