Episode 9

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Published on:

20th Jun 2020

It's just not humanly possible

Parents cannot focus 100% on the child as well as make progress toward a treatment. It’s just not humanly possible. 

In this short episode, we talk to Sanath and Ramya about the importance of relationships. We talk about their relationship with each other, Raghav’s grandparents, and some close friends. When faced with the challenges a child with a rare disease brings, they have found that these relationships are essential to get them through. And we also explore how the common goal of finding a treatment for Raghav has impacted those relationships.  


Sound Design and Music: Jacob Tompkins

Graphic Design: Ramya Ramaswamy

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About the Podcast

Raising Rare
Imagine the excitement of becoming a new parent and then within hours finding out your child has a serious developmental disorder.

That is exactly where Sanath Kumar Ramesh found himself in the summer of 2018. One year later, on his son’s first birthday, they found out that their son, Raghav, had an extremely rare mutation of the GPX4 gene. At the time, doctors told them that Raghav may be the only one on the planet with this genetic variant who had lived beyond one month of life. The prognosis is completely unknown.

They were alone.

They were scared.

And then they went into action.

And now they want to share their story.

Every couple of weeks Raising Rare will give you an update on baby Raghav as he grows up. We will also share how Sanath and his wife Ramya are driving toward a treatment for their son. We will explore the science that Sanath is initiating, their efforts to fund that research, and the people they meet along the way. We will also hear how the family adjusts to challenges and changes that they are faced with. Most importantly, we will share the wisdom they gain along the way so that other Rare Parents can learn from their steps and missteps.

We don’t know where this story will go. We do know we want you to join us for the journey.
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About your hosts

Sanath Kumar Ramesh

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Kevin Freiert

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