CONTRIBUTOR

Neena Nizar is an English professor who lives in Elkhorn, Nebraska. She is happily married to Adam Timm and has two boys — Arshaan Adam, 7, and Jahan Adam, 5. Arshaan and Jahan both have Jansen’s metaphyseal chondrodysplasia (JMC), a rare skeletal dysplasia they inherited from Neena. JMC affects less than 22 people worldwide.