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I am Hillary. I’m a lot of things: a PhD, a writer, rare disease community engagement consultant, a non-profit founder, a mixer of oddball cocktails...But most importantly? I am the mom of a ridiculously fun, goofy, determined, and super cute little girl named Esmé. Esmé is my best buddy, my muse, and my teacher. Esmé is also medically-fragile, developmentally-delayed, and a bit of a scientific mystery. Since becoming Esmé's mother I have devoted myself to trying to improve the lives of children like Esmé through storytelling, education, advocacy, and medical research.

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“Ms. Savoie eloquently brings the reader along in the search for her daughter’s diagnosis. Despite the personal nature of the journey, she has been able to take a step back, objectively contemplating the impact of the emerging genetic field on the future of medicine, while simultaneously inviting the reader along on a very personal journey that ends with a surprising realization.”

Sunshine Wagner, DPT – Praise for Around and Into the Unknown

“Moving, witty and totally riveting – hits a sweet spot between science and family that Radiolab listeners will love. Perfect summer read (just make sure you have your kleenex close by!)”

Channing Rodman – Praise for Around and Into the Unknown


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