HELPING FAMILIES WITH HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE
Founded in 2009, HD Reach is a North Carolina-based, “boots on the ground” nonprofit working to improve the care and quality of life of those affected by Huntington’s disease throughout the state. We provide connections to local services, care management, family support, and education.
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Pain has less of an effect on the daily lives of people with Huntington’s Disease than the general population. Because the area of the brain damaged by Huntington’s is also one of the areas involved in the perception of pain, Huntington’s patients are less burdened by pain. This lack of perception of pain, may result inadequate treatment of ailments. If you want to learn more, check out this article:
This article is not specifically about Huntington's Disease, but another genetic disease and how this family dealt with the challenges that came with it.
Some would-be parents who might have inherited the fatal gene want their doctors to keep secrets—even from them.
Over 1,000 people served since our founding in 2009.
The age of onset typically occurs between the age of 35-50.
5,500 North Carolinians are at risk for developing HD.
1,000 people are affected by HD in North Carolina.
Children of a parent with HD have a 50% chance of inheriting HD.