BENEFITING: HUNTINGTONS DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA
This is a very personal cause for me. I lost my birth mother, my grandmother, and two uncles to this horrid disease. At the age of four God took my mother from me, but I would never wish the suffering of that on anyone. And now, I have a chance of inheriting this uglyness. For so long I lived in fear, not even being able to talk about it. A few years ago I participated in a research trial for the University of Iowa. They did a lot of cognitive testing and such. I'm sick of sitting around and having this disease just rack up more death tolls. So even if I don't raise any money at all, I'd still like to make people aware.
I am happy to announce that I was called back again to participate in the clinical research trial once again. So in May I will be going through that again! I'm so excited, even if it doesn't benefit me I know it will help everyone else in the long run.
Huntington's Disease is often a disease that very much goes unnoticed. Major focuses are on Cancer and other prominent diseases. But with HD not a lot of people know what it is. In case you are one of those people, Huntington's Disease is a disorder in which nerve cells in certain parts of the brain waste away, or degenerate. The disease is passed down through families. It is a very rapid and ugly disease to see someone go through. So far there is only a handful of medications that help control this disease, or its symptoms at least but no treatments or cure. In Europe they have been working on Stem Cell Research for this disease but so far no treatment has come about.