Italian Gaucher Association, Italy
Fernanda Torquati was born in El Paso, Texas (USA) on November 1, 1950. Her family moved to Italy in September of 1964 and after attending high school she worked for the University of Florence. Her son was diagnosed with Gaucher’s disease in 1989 at 8 years of age (and he had problems since he was a baby). She founded the Italian Gaucher Association in 1992 and has been President since then. She is now retired although she continues her dedication towards the Association to support and stay close to all the Italian Gaucher patients.