In the following video are the faces of Huntington’s disease (HD); a devil of a disease that attacks adults and children. Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It’s like having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimers at the same time. 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. http://hdsa.org/what-is-hd/
My three sisters-in-law, Lora, Marcia and Cindy had HD and are now gone from our sight. http://www.theresecrutchermarin.com
There is no cure or therapy at this time.
Video taken at the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) Annual Convention, June 7-9-18, in Los Angeles, CA and I was there!
We can Never Lose HOPE….