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Taking Care of Yourself

Free Online Huntington’s Disease Support Group

Did you know Woody Guthrie had HD? He did!

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure. HD is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene. Today, there are approximately 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease.

Medical News Today Article: What is HD?  

HDSA Online Caregiver Support Group     

This HDSA group is open to caregivers to a loved one with HD who does not have access to an in person group because of distance, time constraints or whatever.  If it is easier for you, please register. The group will meet monthly with a changing leader and changing members due to expanded geography. To sign up:

We Can Never Lose HOPE………...

I will be selling my nonfiction book Watching Their Dance at the HDSA Annual Convention in Los Angeles this week.  HDSA is receiving 100% of the proceeds.

Taking Care of Yourself

Antelope Canyon-Page Arizona

IMG_0164Since John and I retired, we have traveled in our 5th wheel umpteen times, across the U.S. and back in 2010, and seen beautiful country. We almost missed this unusual canyon near Page Arizona.  Luckily, we over heard a family talking about it in a fast food joint and decided to stay the night and do the tour the next day.  Unfortunately, there wasn’t a campground nearby, so we became trailer trash and stayed in the Walmart parking lot .

Antelope Canyon is on Navajo land east of Page and it was formed by erosion primarily due to flash flooding over the centuries.  Our tour guide was a cheerful native gal whose grandmother discovered the canyon.

The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tsé bighánílíní, which means “the place where water runs through rocks.” Lower Antelope Canyon is Hazdistazí (advertised as “Hasdestwazi” by the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department), or “spiral rock arches.” Both are located within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation.

Put this on your bucket list, because it’s amazing!

Have a good day!  Therese