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The López Family

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Rafael

Alberto's dad Rafael fights for his son by pursuing a treatment for NPC.

Edu

Alberto's mom, Edu, connects with other NPC-affected families to help her son fight his illness.

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Rafael

Rafael, the oldest López child, does not have NPC, but fights alongside Alberto.

Alberto

When Alberto was almost 6 years old, he was officially diagnosed with Niemann-Pick Type C. In 2012, Alberto began using cyclodextrin to fight the disease.

Marta

Marta , Alberto's younger sister, does not have NPC. She fights alongside her brother, supporting him in his search for a cure.

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Family Life

"What can we say? He is the best we have...we love him a lot and he loves us a lot."

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Niemann-Pick Type C

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Symptoms

"We noticed that he had a speech disorder, that he fell down, and that his belly was inflamed...little epileptic fits began to appear."

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Cyclodextrin

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Early Intervention

"For children that have been diagnosed recently, that don't have this damage yet, that still walk, talk...without a doubt, cyclodextrin will help them a lot."

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Results

Family

When Alberto began using cyclodextrin, Rafael and Edu saw the number of seizures their son had start to decline.

Dr. Antonio Muñoz

With cyclodextrin, Alberto's disease has stopped progressing, and he has regained some control over his upper body.

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Intrathecal (IT) Cyclodextrin

"In Alberto's case, it was clear that it was his nervous system that was more damaged...so it seemed logical to administer [cyclodextrin] intrathecally."

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Pursuing Cyclodextrin

"...after only twenty days, Dr. Muñoz called us and told us, 'Good news - we have cyclodextrin for your son.'"

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Recommending Cyclodextrin

"If I had a son, I would administer [cyclodextrin] to him without a doubt."