Waiting For Superman: One Family’s Struggle to Survive – and Cure – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Tracie White

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Published: 4th Feb '21


The gripping story of an acclaimed geneticist who has put his career aside to find a cure for chronic fatigue syndrome, the disease killing his son.

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For the past six years, Whitney Dafoe has been confined to a bedroom in the back of his parents’ home, unable to walk, eat or speak. His diagnosis? The mysterious disease myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) which affects 20 million people around the world who largely suffer in silence because the condition is little known and much misunderstood. Waiting for Superman follows Whitney’s father, groundbreaking geneticist Ron Davis, as he uncovers new possibilities for treatments and potentially a cure. At its heart, this book is about more than just cutting-edge research or a race to find an answer – it’s about the lengths to which a parent will go to save their child’s life.

Additional information

Weight 0.399 kg
Dimensions 18 × 157 × 235 mm
Page Count 240