🟢 “After diagnosis you are still the same person as before.” Diagnosed at the age of 31 with an Extra X, Alfred Jonker is the President of the Dutch Klinefelter Association and a pioneer in helping to change lives of people with common genetic variations.
Not only is his work making a difference in the Netherlands, his patient-centric approach that combines science with lived experience provides a compelling starting point for care other regions in the world.
In this second of two episodes, you’ll hear urgent recommendations for parents, partners, physicians and policy makers at a time of exploding diagnosis.
The episode concludes with Alfred’s answers to our “James Lipton” quiz, and a short story about the importance of stepping out of one’s comfort zone.
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