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Patient Stories

Living with Gaucher disease can be challenging. Read our patient story examples to learn how you can cope. You’ll find out more about what you can do to maintain a healthy lifestyle, commit to treatment, regain confidence, help others through their treatments and more.


Cody
Cody
9-year-old boy
Growing up with Gaucher
Benefits from earlier generations
Part of a supportive community
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Joseph
Joseph
37-year-old Accountant
Living with Gaucher
Father of Amy, newly diagnosed
Trusts his treatment for himself, and his daughter
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Patrick
Patrick
43-year-old Journalist
Recently diagnosed with Gaucher
Frequent Traveler
Chose treatment with proven success
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Julia
Julia
35-year-old Algebra Teacher
Living with Gaucher
Mother
Committed to treatment since high school
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Sarah
Sarah
36-year-old pastry chef
Mother of a child with Gaucher
Working toward her dream of opening a bakery
Helping her son achieve his own dreams, too
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Elizabeth
Elizabeth
23-year-old schoolteacher
Living with Gaucher
Mastered a tough course load at university
Maintained full control of her treatment success
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Michael
Michael
40-year-old architect
Living with Gaucher
Used to worry treatment would get in his way
Now knows Cerezyme helps get him where he wants to go
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Tim
Tim
30-year-old executive
Living with Gaucher
Loves being active, both physically and intellectually
Doesn't let his diagnosis slow him down
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Pierre
Tim
30-year-old assistant manager
Living with Gaucher
Travels to remote areas
Avid Photographer
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Linda
Linda
Mother & Grandmother
Living with Gaucher & Rheumatoid Arthritis
Pushing Her Luck
Thankful for the opportunity to grow old
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Mark
Mark
40-year-old Businessman
Living with Gaucher
He stays organized by keeping copies of all his test results and check up notes.
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Patient Stories are examples based on aggregate medical data. The characters represented are not actual Gaucher patients. Their stories are inspired by those of real Gaucher patients.