Funky-Tut Runs a Race
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My name is Wayne Wilden but my good friends know me as "Funky-tut"
I drive a crazy ART-CAR "SFINKS" around the streets of Houston to raise awareness and money for the Huntington's Disease Society of America.
HD is a horrible degenerative brain disease that a lot of people have never heard of:
The fight against Huntington's Disease is very personal for me.
Huntington's Disease is a purely genetic disease with a 50/50 chance of being passed down to the next generation and, alas, it runs in my family. In my experience, HD combines the worst of Alzheimer's Disease with the loss of physical control associated with Parkinson's Disease, along with a heavy dose of paranoia, depression and Obsessive-Compulsive behavior.
I watched Huntington's take my mother's emotional, physical and mental health away from her bit by bit over a very long time. HD robbed her of her consciousness and ultimately her life, three years ago. Ironically. my mother could be called "lucky" as her symptoms did not develop until very late in her life. Many people with Huntington's are struck down in the prime of their lives (in their mid 30's-40's.)
Although I carry the gene for Huntington's, I too, am fortunate - as have been told I will not develop symptoms until very very late in my life, if ever!
For that reason I'm participating in the 2013 Run to Cure HD Walk on November 16, 2013. Won't you click on the link below and make a donation:
Any donation: however small will help.
A reminder: donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate, too!