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Author White, Tracie, author.

Title The puzzle solver : a scientist's desperate quest to cure the illness that stole his son / Tracie White; with Ronald W. Davis, PhD.

Publication Info. New York : Hachette Books, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  616.0478 WHITE    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  616.0478 WHITE    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  362.196 WHITE    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - NEW Adult Nonfiction  362.196 WHI    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  616.047 WHI    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  616.0478 WHITE    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult New Materials  616.0478 WHITE    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 222 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction -- The house -- The invisible patient -- The adventure -- A mysterious diagnosis -- Rocket boy -- Blood trails -- Raggedy Ann syndrome -- In search of lost time -- The map -- The heartbreaker -- Vindication -- The superman -- Epilogue.
Summary "For the past six years, Whitney Dafoe has been confined to a bedroom in the back of his parents' home, unable to walk, to eat, to speak. The sound of music causes him pain. At one point, the formerly healthy, young, freelance photographer, faced starvation as his 6'3" frame withered to 115 pounds. In desperation, Whitney and his parents went from one specialist to another, and still no answers. Then, finally, a diagnosis: the mysterious disease myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Whitney's story is heartbreaking, but it's also one of redemption. It reaches far beyond just one family's harrowing tale. Today, ME/CFS affects between 1 and 2.5 million Americans--and 20 million people around the world. Those afflicted largely suffer in silence because the disease is little known and much misunderstood. The question lingers still whether it even exists outside the patient's mind. Often disbelieved, they're abandoned by family and friends. They lose their jobs, and battle with insurance companies over rising medical costs as the chronic disease continues on year after year. In one way, Whitney has been lucky. He could reach out to his father, a world renowned, scientist, for answers. This book is the story of one father's desperate hunt for the insidious illness that stole his son away. Invisible follows Ron as he unravels the molecular trail within his own son's donated blood and genome, to began to find answers. He confirms this is a biological disease and uncovers new possibilities for treatments and potentially a cure. At its heart, Invisible is about more than just cutting edge research or a race to find the cure for ME/CFS--it's about the unbreakable bond between a father and his son, and the lengths to which a parent will go to save their child's life"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-222).
Subject Dafoe, Whitney.
Davis, Ronald W. (Ronald Wayne), 1941-
Chronic fatigue syndrome -- Treatment.
Myalgic encephalomyelitis -- Treatment.
Myalgic encephalomyelitis -- Patients -- Biography.
Fathers and sons -- Biography.
MEDICAL / Pathology.
Chronic fatigue syndrome -- Treatment. (OCoLC)fst00860114
Fathers and sons. (OCoLC)fst00921899
Myalgic encephalomyelitis -- Patients. (OCoLC)fst01031275
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Added Author Davis, Ronald W. (Ronald Wayne), 1941- author.
ISBN 9780316492508 (hardcover)
0316492507 (hardcover)
9780316492492 (ebook)
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