#Movies. Lorenzo's Oil (1993) -Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte give their most brilliant performances as parents trying to find a cure for their son's rare disease, adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). Harrowing and heartbreaking. Based on a true story. A movie that will move you beyond words.
“Scientists who work as physicians and care for many patients with the same genetic disorder over long periods of time develop a different understanding of genetic disease than scientists who study disease mechanisms in cell cultures. It is often through the daily work of a physician caring for a patient that new opportunities for treatment are realized.”
A remarkable story of two parents- their love for their son- and the father's quest for answers. They mocked him. Then, he found a cure. "I asked the doctor if I could read the medical papers. He said: 'Don't bother, you won't understand them'." Augusto Odone