My name is Ricardo, I am 36 years old, and I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At 16 years of age I was diagnosed with “Pompe’s disease”. This is a brief overview of my life, how it has proceeded, and how this rare disease has affected me, from the very beginning when the first symptoms of weakness appeared until the present day. I want to emphasise how difficult it was for me and my family to endure this disease and to live with it, not only because of the physical consequences, with all that they involve, but also as a result of unfamiliarity and the little information that we had at our disposal (at least in the first instance). For everything that is done to provide more familiarity with this disease is a good thing.
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