Many advocates for Huntington’s and other rare diseases work passionately and selflessly for their causes.
Gene Veritas, aka Kenneth P. Serbin, at an American Red Cross blood donation center in San Diego (photo by Gene Veritas)
HD is a genetically caused brain disorder that causes uncontrollable bodily movements and robs people's ability to walk, talk, eat, and think. The final result is a slow, ugly death. Children of parents with HD have a 50-50 chance of inheriting the disease. There is no cure or treatment.