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A Mother’s Early Death Drives Her Daughter To Find A Treatment

 

Kamni Vallabh helps her daughter Sonia get prepared for her wedding, a few months before Kamni started display symptoms of a prion illness that would kill her.

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Kamni Vallabh helps her daughter Sonia get prepared for her wedding, a few months before Kamni started display symptoms of a prion illness that would kill her.

Courtesy of Sonia Vallabh

Sonia Vallabh saw her mom die during age 52 from a singular illness that causes irrevocable mind damage. Then Sonia schooled she has hereditary a genetic turn that killed her mother. She and her father quit their jobs and lerned to turn scientists. They’re now racing opposite time to come adult with a diagnosis that could save Sonia’s life.

Listen to Part we of Sonia’s story on Morning Edition, and Part II after currently on All Things Considered.