BENEFITING: UC Irvine Foundation
ORGANIZER: UC Irvine Foundation
My goal is to raise $6,000 with your help. This disease is horrific and devastates so many families. My friend, Frances Saldana, has lost her 2 daughters, Marie and Margie, to this disease and her son, Michael, will be next. I know many people whose children have died or are "at risk" of having the gene. Those children born from an HD parent has a 50/50 change of inheriting the gene. I have personally watched Marie and Margie slowly decline over several years and become completely incompacitated and eventually die.
Clinical trials started this year so the HD community is hopeful for a treatment soon. It's thanks to people like you who give that a cure/treatment will be found so that no more families will needlessly suffer from this disease.
You may learn more about Huntington's Disease if you go to our website www.hdcare.org