HD Awareness

What Disease is the Cruelest on the Planet?

Author Therese Crutcher-Marin

Huntington’s Disease has been described as the worst disease known to man, and also known as “The Devil’s Disease“.

Lora, Cindy and Marcia Marin

I call it the cruelest disease on the planet having lost my three sisters-in-law and mother-in-law to Huntington’s disease.

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has  NO  CURE.  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.  Death usually occurs 10-20 years after disease onset. During the progression of the disease, movement disorders typically occur. The movement disorders include ~ chorea, dystonia, and tremors.

Today, approximately 41,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease.

Many describe HD as having the symptoms of ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously.

Click here for more information on Huntington’s disease and find other support here: Huntington’s Disease Clinics which are called HDSA Centers of Excellence, support group meetings and online support groups, contact info on a HD social worker, and HD events in your area.

We Can Never Lose HOPE…….

Please make a donation to the nonprofit, Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) and  help us in the fight against HD.  

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