Tracy Shaw was born in California on January 8, 1954 and passed away on June 8, 2017 in Arizona. He was exactly 63 ½ years old, precise like the man he was.
Tracy was a kind, thoughtful and happy person. He was my best friend for 40 years and my husband for 34 years. He taught me so much when we were younger and through the years. Such a wonderful father, husband and friend to all. He so loved his two daughters and sister.
He enjoyed reading (especially non-fiction books on WWI and WWII), photography, hiking, birding, fishing, Arizona Wildcat sports and Nascar. He studied anthropology in college and we have a mask collection that also began in college.
He will always be in our hearts and looking after us from above. I miss him so much but will stay positive and happy like he was. I promised him I would keep fundraising for hdsa.org to find the cure for Huntington’s Disease and will continue.
Thank you for visiting my personal fundraising page! With your help, we can help HDSA achieve their mission to improve the lives of everyone with Huntington’s disease and their loved ones.
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today, hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their family.
Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure.
HD is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene. Today, there are 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease.
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by HD. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with HD and their families.
Across the United States, HDSA currently supports: • 54 volunteer led Chapters & Affiliates • 41 Centers of Excellence • 65 Social Workers • 160 Support Groups
To learn more about Huntington’s disease and the work of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, visit www.hdsa.org or call 1-800-345-HDSA.
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