These are some of my favorite photos prior to diagnosis. In retrospect, I had some slight symptoms of Gaucher even then, such as an enlarged spleen and nosebleeds. But mostly, these photos are of a time before we could even conceive of something like a life-changing disorder. My favorite is the family photo from my grandparents' fiftieth wedding anniversary. The photo on the driveway is with one of my favorite people, my grandfather, the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust. And then there is the photo of my dad and my sister and me. We got into Dad's cigars.
-Wayne Rosenfield, United States
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