In April 2017, a seven-year, heart wrenching journey ended for me and a dream came true; the publication of the book, Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, A Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s. “A poignant remembrance of a love forged in crisis”, Kirkus Review.
Every time I sold a book, I had the privilege to sign my name and under it I always wrote, “We Can Never Lose HOPE………..”.
“We Can Never Lose HOPE“ is my motto because no matter what a person is challenged with, Huntington’s disease, a loss of a loved one, dissolution of a marriage, etc., I believe HOPE can sustain oneself through the threat. HOPE was the armor I wore to keep up the fight, for 38 years, against Huntington’s disease (HD); John had a 50/50 chance of inheriting HD from his mother.
Many people have asked the question: Why is it important for people to have HOPE? One answer is: “There are many obstacles. Having goals is not enough. One has to keep getting closer to those goals, amidst all the inevitable twists and turns of life. HOPE allows people to approach problems with a mindset and strategy-set suitable to success, thereby increasing the chances they will actually accomplish their goals”.
Therese’s memoir/nonfiction book, Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s, is available on her author website http://www.theresecrutchermarin.com & on Amazon, B&N, & in Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iBooks format.
100% of the proceeds from Therese’s book is being donated to HD organizations around the world.
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