Meet the Crowleys, the Princeton, N.J. family who inspired the movie “Extraordinary Measures.” Visit Costco Wholesale in Bridgewater at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 as John Crowley, who helped develop a life-saving treatment for his children, signs his new memoir, “Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family Journey of Strength, Hope, and Joy.” For Costco Members Only. Costco Wholesale is at 325 Promenade Boulevard in Bridgewater. For more information, call 732-584-1003. The Crowley Family Journey of Strength, Hope, and Joy by John Crowley Foreword by Aileen Crowley A personal memoir from the family that inspired the film Extraordinary Measures, starring Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, and Keri Russell - a father's story of his determination to save the lives of his two youngest children born with a rare genetic disorder and finding hope, strength, and joy despite extraordinary challenges. Synopsis When John and Aileen Crowley learned that their two youngest children had a rare and little understood genetic disorder, they didn't hope for miracles: they made them happen. In 1998, 15-month old Megan and 4-month old Patrick were diagnosed with Pompe disease, a rare and fatal neuromuscular disorder that affects only a few thousand children worldwide, usually leaving them with little to no muscle function, enlarged hearts, and severe difficulty breathing.  The Crowleys were told to take their children home and "enjoy their short time together...there is nothing that can be done." From his blue-collar upbringing in New Jersey, John Crowley, a recent Harvard MBA graduate working at Bristol-Myers Squibb, was just beginning to taste success in corporate America.  Now he was absolutely determined to find a treatment to save the children's lives.  Frustrated with the pace of Pompe research, at the age of 31 Crowley walked away from the corporate world to help co-found a start-up biotech company, focused exclusively on developing a treatment for Pompe. Written by John Crowley with Ken Kurson (co-writer of Leadership with Rudy Giuliani), Chasing Miracles is the story of how the Crowleys set out to do "whatever it takes" against phenomenal odds to help Megan and Patrick first to survive, and then to thrive - and to keep their family, including oldest son John, Jr. together and their marriage strong.  A truly uplifting and inspiring book that captures this remarkable family's everyday life, this is a memoir about life and love; about coping with adversity; and, most importantly, about what it means to never, never quit. Home About Meet the Crowleys Extraordinary Measures Stay Connected Charitable Links Contact Us Chasing Miracles - The book Inspirational Story Available at: Home About Meet the Crowleys Extraordinary Measures Stay Connected Charitable Links Contact Us About the Crowleys Meet the Crowleys Extraordinary Measures - The Movie Stay connected with the Crowleys Crowley Charitable Links Contact the Crowleys Chasing Miracles Chasing Miracles - The Book FOLLOW US: The Cure - The Book Books about the Crowleys Contact the Crowleys