Hayley Johnston

Team Captain Team Mona San Diego, CA Team Hope Walk

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This year's HDSA Team Hope Walk will take place on Saturday, September 9th at Tidelands Park in Coronado. Please consider joining our team or making a pledge to help us make this the last generation of HD. Your support means the world to us. 

Huntington's disease is a hereditary, degenerative brain disorder for which there is no effective treatment or cure. HD, otherwise known as the "devil of all diseases", is a debilitating disease that combines the worst symptoms of Parkinsons, ALS and Alzheimers. HD slowly diminishes the affected individual's ability to walk, talk, eat and reason. To make matters worse, children of a parent with HD have a 50% chance of inheriting this deadly disease.

Since learning of my mother's illness in 1999, she has moved into a skilled-nursing home where her needs can be met. The disease has taken the majority of her physical and mental capabilities to the point where she can no longer walk, talk, chew or swallow. Fortunately her heart and spirit shine on and continue to inspire me every day.

Your contribution is tax deductible (Tax ID 13-3349872).


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