Christian James Atkins 22 years old
June 25, 1994
Christian was diagnosed at age 17 and he is now 22. 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.
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.