Christian James Atkins

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ChristianChristian was diagnosed at age 17. He’s in the hospital due to complications. He usually stays in the hospital more than he’s at home. His father was diagnosed first with HD and just a few months later Christian was diagnosed with JHD. Christian’s symptoms are more advanced than his dad’s. His dad can still live by himself but he has problems and lives on Social Security. We are divorced but I still worry about him.
My husband was active in the army for 13 years before getting blown up in Iraq. That made Christian a military man! We lived at Fort Campbell and so he grew up at Fort Campbell and went to the military schools there. The Marines also made him an honorary Marine.
He also has pics with Taylor Swift. He had to see her and we took him to Nashville. She came right up to him and hugged him and gave him signed pics and stuff.

About Christian

christian (8)He’s a surfer too and loves it. Ocean Cure is a voluntary group in NC that’s offers the camps for free to the disabled. Last year they gave him a surf board and trained him alone and donated their time without question. They have a page on Facebook called Ocean Cure. He loves video games, and music of any kind.



11 comments on “Christian
  1. Love this page Charlene , Christian is such a wonderful young man . says:

    Love this page Charlene , Christian is such a wonderful young man .

    • Charlene says:

      Thank you for your love and support! All the credit for the page goes to Jacey Mukka. She had it ready in minutes once I gave her approval! God Bless! ~Charlene

  2. Mrs. Chappell says:

    I was one of Christian’s one-on-one aides when he was at FCHS. Coach Lowe called me awhile back and let me know that Christian was diagnosed with JHD. I just want to let you know that I think of Christian often and he is in my prayers. He is an am amazing young man and I am blessed to know him. Please tell him that Mrs.Chappell says “hello!”.

    • Charlene Keys says:

      Thank you so much! I just now saw this. I am very sorry. He turns 21 this month. He’s all grown up.

    • lisa roten says:

      No one truly knows the deep endless love that you have for a sick child, unless you have one of your own. I will keep you and your family in my prayers always and please do the same for me GRASSHOPPER.

      • Charlene Keys says:

        Thank you Lisa! I am always here for you and your wonderful son. I understand more than you know! My mama loved him and you more than you will ever know and she is watching over you both now. She had so much saved about him and pictures of you two that we found after she died. Sometimes we have silence supporters that send positive feelings and prayers our way too! We love you and Jesse very much!

  3. Ginger Atkins says:

    This fine young man, chrustua

  4. Ginger Atkins says:

    This fine young man is my nephew. I can’t tell you how proud I am of his ongoing strive to continue to reach obstacles and succeed where most people would have already given up. He is a perfect example that no matter what it is or how old you are you should never quit trying and to reach for as high as your dreams will allow you to go. Love this man with all my heart. And I am one of his biggest fans!!!!!

  5. James says:

    This is informative and fantastic. What a strong and focused young man. Thank you for sharing this page with me!

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