Abbey's Response to Patti Engel's Note

Thank you so much Patti for your remarks about the early days of the orphan drug epic. The amazing thing is how big the group of orphan drug companies has grown! Early on it was just small companies like Orphan Medical where you worked, but now that some of those small companies have succeeded (e.g., Celgene, Biomarin, etc.) so many other small companies have jumped into the space. And for many their new executives are people who trained at the companies that grew so successful!

I'm very happy that my mission has been adopted by so many younger people, and now that the book is finished I can go back to painting. Orphan drugs are surely here to stay, and "hope" is finally a reality for so many orphan disease patients.