• Huntingtons Disease
  • Charlotte Raven: Should I Take My Own Life? A Rebuttal

    When Charlotte Raven was diagnosed with Huntington’s, an incurable degenerative disease, there seemed only one option: suicide. But would deciding how and when to die really give her back the control she desperately craved? And what about the consequences for her husband and young daughter?   I wanted to cover the topic of suicide tendencies […]

  • Creative
  • The Day I Went to Jail

    15 months. That’s how long I’ve been under their watchful eye, understandably. It’s not something I ever wanted to happen, but I did, unknowingly, ask for it. Things were getting so hard. I didn’t understand why my brain wasn’t working. It’s always a good thing to have a reasonable sense of self-awareness, but I took […]

  • HDSA
  • HDSA 2015 Convention: An Experience

    When I was a little, I remember running around my grandmother’s house, squealing with excitement at the news that we were going swimming the next day. I ran up the stairs, rushing to set out my suit. As I reached the doorway and stepped inside, something cut my happiness short. It was like someone had […]

  • Huntingtons Disease
  • Testing

    It’s raining today. Normally I would love the rain, but today it’s only in my head. The skies are clear and the sun is peeking out through patterned, white clouds over a perfect 75 degree morning. I can’t see it today though. Instead, I’m racing through the puddles in my mind while the rain keeps pouring, beating down hard […]