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Stanford: Scientist Searches For Answer To His Son's Devastating Condition

Monday 14 August 2017

 

From US news outlet East Bay News:

 

Ron Davis and his son Whitney
Ron Davis, director of Stanford’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Research Center
, helps care for his son Whitney, 33.
(Photo courtesy of Ashley Haugen)
 

Stanford: Scientist searches for answer to his son’s devastating condition

By LISA M. KRIEGER | lkrieger@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group
August 12, 2017
2017 Digital First Media

As a renowned Stanford scientist, Ron Davis has a deep appreciation for the power of modern medicine.

And yet an explanation for the disease afflicting his own beloved son eludes him.

Son Whitney, 33, suffers from such severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that he is bedridden, unable to eat or speak. The handsome man was once a photographer and adventurer. He traveled through the United States, studied Buddhism in India and Nepal, lived in an Ecuadorian rainforest and ran a campaign office for former president Barack Obama. Now he’s returned home to Palo Alto for 24-hour care.

So his father has set out to find the reason behind his mysterious condition — believed to affect 2 million Americans — convinced that science has an answer, and that knowledge will lead to a cure. He is also giving new hope to others.

 

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