Penny was a woman with many passions. She was an active member in all church activities from youth ministry to annual blood drives. Her greatest passion, though, was baking. She is fondly remembered as the creator of many elaborately decorated cakes, melt-in-your-mouth homemade candies, and amazingly detailed holiday decorations and gifts. Imagine how many more beautiful things Penny could have brought into this world if her mind and body had not been imprisioned by the devastating effects of Huntington's Disease.
Huntington's Disease (HD) is a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder that results in a loss of cognitive, behavioral and physical control, and for which, presently, there is no treatment or cure. HD slowly diminishes the affected individual's ability to walk, think, talk and reason. Eventually, a person with HD becomes totally dependent upon others for his or her care. More than 30,000 people in the United States are currently diagnosed with HD and 200,000 are at-risk. Although medications can relieve some symptoms in certain individuals, research has yet to find a means of conquering or even slowing the deadly progression of HD.
By making a donation in memory of Penny you can support the largest 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s Disease. The Society works tirelessly to improve family services, education, advocacy and research, providing help for today and hope for tomorrow.
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