Article on Differences between goals and dreams
Growing up in Kansas, my dreams were not grandiose; they were pretty simple dreams that I thought would make me happy, i.e. falling in love and sharing my life with my soulmate, going to college, having children and serving my fellowman.
After discovering Huntington’s disease could steal the people I loved, I dreamed of “A World Free of Huntington’s Disease“. I have hung on to that dream for 41 years and will never let go of it and will work towards it until I die.
This is also the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) Vision Statement. hdsa.org/about-hdsa/
We Can Never Lose HOPE….
I’m a Huntington’s disease advocate having lost my three (3) sisters-in-law to the disease. As of January 1, 2020, a dream of mine will come to fruition. A new, official HDSA San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate will begin operating and Amy Fedele is the Co-Chair and I’m the Chair. The Stanford and UCSF Centers of Excellence Teams are involved and it is our hope to increase our presence in the San Francisco Bay Area that has a population of 7.1 million.
My author website is: https://www.theresecrutchermarin.com
You can read about my HD journey and the book I published, Watching Their Dance. 100% of the profits are being donated to the nonprofit, HDSA.