How two engineers used problem solving to turn a terminal diagnosis into hope for their son and countless others

Everything changed for TI engineers Matt and Gina Hann on March 7, when they were told to prepare for the end of their son’s life.

At 5, Joseph had been diagnosed with a rare, deadly form of Batten. No clinical trial and no funded research existed on Joseph’s form of the genetic disease.

As engineers, Matt and Gina decided to approach the situation as a problem to be solved.

“Every parent should have the opportunity to turn the table on a terminal diagnosis for their children,” Gina said.

To turn the table for Joseph – who they lovingly call Jojo – Matt and Gina did what any engineer parent would do.