Like a river running through you………lyrics from That’s How Love Moves by Faith Hill.
Once John wrapped his arms around me, I was never the same. He saw something in me that I never knew I had…………………. courage. Courage to love despite the enormous challenge that lay ahead in the years to come.
The challenge? Huntington’s disease (HD); the cruelest disease on the planet. A rare, fatal, genetic brain disorder that has all the symptoms of ALS, Alzheimers, and Parkinson’s at the same time and their is NO CURE. John and his three (3) sisters were at risk, a 50/50 chance, for inheriting the horrific disease that destroyed their mother. What is Huntington’s disease?
The unconditional love I had for the Marin siblings and the love John had for me, saved me; saved me in every way possible. Love kept me grounded, even during the worst of times when I was desperate to escape from the 24-year nightmare; watching his three sisters battle HD.
We Can Never Lose HOPE……..
100% of the proceeds from the nonfiction book, Watching Their Dance, is being donated to the nonprofit, Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) to help in the fight against Huntington’s disease.
Therese’s Author Website: https://www.theresecrutchermarin.com