Marquez Family :: Huntington’s Disease

A rare diagnosis of Huntington’s disease has been given to this father and two of his sons. Huntington’s disease, also known as absence epileptic syndrome, is a genetic disease that causes progressive breakdown of the nerve cells in the brain. This breakdown results in mood changes, uncontrolled body movements, loss of coordination. These symptoms worsen over time and ultimately result in a persons inability to talk and walk independently. There is no effective treatment for the progression of this fatal disease.

The Marquez family continues to stay strong and take advantage of each an every day together. Please join Sweet Nectar Society in encouraging this family.

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Photography donated by Mckenzie Anker