Author & Huntington’s Disease Advocate

Welcome and thank you for visiting my website.

My name is  Therese Crutcher-Marin and I’m the President of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, a Huntington’s Disease Advocate, an Author and Blogger.

I live in Petaluma California, the San Francisco North Bay, with my husband, John, children and three young grandchildren near by. 

In 1978, after learning that John Marin and his three sisters were at risk for Huntington’s disease, I began a soul searching journey to discover whether I was strong enough to marry the man I loved who had an unknown gene status for the cruelest disease on the planet; Huntington’s disease.

Lora, Cindy and Marcia Marin

Fast forward to the present. Lora, Marcia and Cindy, my three sisters-in-law, who were lost to Huntington’s disease, are the reasons I volunteer for HDSA.  I’m passionate about fulfilling HDSA’s Mission Statement: HDSA is dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease and their families.

A tag line you will see when I post on social media platforms and on my blog is:

We Can Never Lose HOPE……

Sign up for my weekly blog and I will send you the first chapter of, Watching Their Dance:  Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s. Watching the Dance Huntingtons Disease You can find the memoir on many book websites:  Amazon, B&N, Huntington’s Disease Society of America website, Thriftbooks.   

100% of profit is donated to HDSA. So far, John and I have donated approximate $16,000.00 to HDSA.