– A few years ago, I showed that a medicine used for rheumatoid arthritis successfully reversed a condition called alopecia universalis, which is an autoimmune condition characterized by complete body hair loss. That finding, really gave way
to several other discoveries and is really offering hope for a set of conditions that have had no hope for successful treatment prior to recently. The truth is, these
diseases are devastating. Psychologically, emotionally, socially. And these are people who everyday, look in the mirror and they
don’t even see themselves, they see ghosts of themselves or they just stop looking in the mirror. You know, ultimately
the world looks at many of these folks and
thinks that they’re sick so these folks often live with avoidance. You know, other people avoiding them. They don’t want to shake their hands. They don’t want to even accept money. Interacting with these folks
and taking care of them, it’s my opportunity to
give them back normality and give them back life.