I’m Therese Crutcher-Marin, Huntington’s Disease Advocate, Chair for the HDSA San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate, a blogger and an author.
Since I published, Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s, many people have asked me “Why did you decide to write a book?” My reply was, “The motive was purely selfish as I was searching for a way to heal from the loss of my three sisters-in-law to the cruelest disease on the planet; Huntington’s disease” (HD). As I wrote my story, I came to realize that my story would heighten HD awareness, honor my three sisters-in-law and generate dollars to donate to the nonprofit, Huntington’s Disease Society of America to help in the fight against HD.
Articles: The Healing Power of Telling Your Story
Seven (7) years later, in 2017, I held a book in my hands and could honestly say, “the process of writing my story, validated what I had gone through, and allowed me to move the grief I harbored to the pages of the book; so, yes, I have healed.”
We Can Never Lose HOPE……