Living with Huntington’s Disease: One woman’s journey

(BPT) - When Ashley Fajardo tested positive for the Huntington’s disease gene at 18 years old, she was devastated but not surprised. Having lost her mother to the rare genetic disorder five years earlier, she knew her odds for having the gene were high.

“It’s a terminal illness so of course I was sad; I was consumed by the results for a while,” said Fajardo. “But with the support of my family and through volunteering with the local chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society, I began to focus more on living for each day and how I could make an impact.”

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