• Huntingtons Disease
  • 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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  • 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 […]

  • Family
  • 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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  • A 24-year-old’s Guide to a Midlife Crisis

    I wasn’t always scared of growing older. I wasn’t always afraid of the term “Death.” When I was a girl, the progression of time never fazed me. I had never lost a loved one or experienced the process of grieving. I just always assumed that my family and friends would be with me forever. And then suddenly, […]

  • Community
  • Huntington’s Disease Youth Organization Camp: Therapy Through Unity

    The Huntington’s Disease Youth Organization is a group that has successfully created a safe place for young people to learn and grow together through their connections with HD. The camp allows youth from across the country to come together and create life-long bonds, leaving with the knowledge that they have an endless amount of support and love whenever they […]

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  • Dear Congress

    By Melissa Fern Dear Congress, On a Saturday night, with college parties erupting all around my apartment complex, I have decided to write to you. Instead of searching graduate programs at universities I’m interested in, instead of grabbing drinks with a friend after a long day at work, instead of inviting friends over for a movie… […]