Moving . . . A powerful, highly personal chronicle of a doctor's feverish rush to find a cure for the disease that afflicts him. . . . Offering a distinctively uncommon perspective on disease and doctoring, Fajgenbaum also writes earnestly and frankly about the unique brand of humility one must accept as a medicinal healer with a mysterious, possibly deadly malady.
[A] remarkable memoir . . . Fajgenbaum writes lucidly and movingly . . . Fajgenbaum's stirring account of his illness will inspire readers.
Dr. Fajgenbaum tells his own remarkable story of fighting a mysterious, nearly fatal multisystem disease, and of his brilliant deduction that a long-known drug may be the cure. This bookpart detective story, part love story, part scientific questshows how one indefatigable physician can bring hope to patients who suffer from a rare disease.
Michael S. Brown, MD, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1985
This is a remarkable and gripping story. Dr. Fajgenbaum's description of his journey is a tale of courage, dedication, and brilliance that will enthrall and fascinate its readers.|Arthur H. Rubenstein, professor of medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Chasing My Cure is a medical thriller that grapples with penultimate stakesreal love, bedrock faith, and how we spend our time on earth. Fast-paced and achingly transparent, David Fajgenbaum's deeply thoughtful memoir will have you rethinking your life's priorities.
Lynn Vincent, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Heaven is for Real and Indianapolis
Chasing My Cure is the riveting story of Dr. Fajgenbaum's remarkable journey persevering through illness to medical discoveries and recovery. It is also a tribute to his rare spirit and intellect, the support of his family and friends, the power of modern science, and the role that patients can play to find new treatments.
J. Larry Jameson MD, PhD, dean, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
This is a fascinating true-life story of a young doctor, stricken with a rare, life-threatening disease, who takes matters into his own hands and, with total focus, finds a cure. . . . An informative and inspiring read.
Andrew Weil, MD
I was riveted from the very first to the very last page of this extraordinary story of life, assumed death, resilience, and hope. I am convinced that through his incredible journey, David Fajgenbaum has acquired superpowers' that will no doubt shape the lives of others.
Nicole Boice, founder Global Genes
Chasing My Cure is an extremely powerful story about turning fear into faith, and hope into action. David Fajgenbaum's ferocious will to survive and his leadership in the face of his rare disease provides a model pathway for others searching for cures of their own to follow.
Stephen Groft, Pharm.D., former director, Office of Rare Diseases Research, National Institutes of Health