I’ve been involved with the Huntington’s disease (HD) community for many years and I have witnessed the resilience, courage and love within HD families. I believe the emotion, Under Love is a Stronger Emotion is Devotion. (love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause)
Huntington’s disease is grueling, heart breaking, a stressful condition for any family to bear. HD families are devoted to their loved one, as John and I were to my three sisters-in-law, Lora, Marcia and Cindy. It comes down to, “that’s what you do for the people you love”.
Two local families, the Miller and Granlund, who I personally know, have shown their love and devotion to their dad/spouse for years. The Miller and Granlund children, recently stepped up and formed a new committee, the HDSA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter HDSA National Youth Alliance (NYA) in honor of their fathers. NYA is a collection of children, teens, and young adults from across the country that motivates young people to get involved in their local HDSA Chapters, Affiliates, and Support Groups.