• Huntington's Disease Youth Organization
  • Matty Ellison: From Zero to Hero

    Everyone knows Matty as the founder of the Huntington’s Disease Youth Organization, an advocate for youth around the world, and an inspiration to all. If anyone were to meet Matty for the first time, they would see a humorous, kind leader with a positive outlook on life…but very few would guess that behind his present, there lies […]

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  • After the Darkest Night

    My mother cried today. It seems as though I am looking straight into the mirror every time her tear-stained eyes peer into mine while she sobs into my lap. I have begun to grow more and more familiar with the depths of sadness that she suffers from. It’s always a type of sadness that she cannot form […]

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  • No Name: Chapter One

    I’ve been trying to find a name for myself, and it seems that the further I dig into “who I really am,” the more unfamiliar I become, failing to even recognize my own image in the quick passing of a reflection. Ironically, most of this extra downtime has been spent on an almost (if not wholly) narcissistic […]

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  • My Deceleration of Dependence

    I’ve always lived by the phrase, “Modest it hottest,” yet a this is a picture of me: naked, vulnerable, and dependent. Anyone who is close to me knows that I am terribly prideful. I don’t want anyone’s help. I can do everything on my own. I might be sick, but I’ll be damned if anyone I love has […]

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  • My Mother’s Keeper

    For me, the term “home” has never been a time or place. It’s never been hidden beneath the wooden stilts that faithfully support the foundation of my childhood home. It’s not confined within my fondest memories or preserved inside of the fascinating adventures that surround the depths of my deepest dreams. Home is a place that – […]

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  • In Loving Memory: Rosaria Emerick

    In the spirit of Christmas, CTC is dedicating ten days to honor and remember those who cannot be with us this season. In Loving Memory of Rosaria Emerick By MaryAnn Emerick The worst day of my life was when I lost my mom to her battle with Huntington’s disease: the rare disease that’s not so […]

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  • Sing to the Soup

    Daniel Garcia is a fiction, non-fiction, poetry and script writer based out in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He is currently pursuing his degree in creative writing, and goes to church frequently—and by church he means poetry slams. His work is forthcoming in SUGAR Magazine, has been featured at the University of North Texas, the WaterTower […]

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  • My Huntington’s Disease Story

     Seth Rotberg For years, Seth has made a huge impact on the lives of young people who are affected by Huntington’s Disease. It all began during his sophomore year of college when only he started a 3-on-3 basketball charity event that brought in $10 thousand for HD in a matter of three years, all while he was still […]