Victoria (Vickie), Joshua (Josh), and Melisa All Siblings
30 years old Angel 32 years old Angel and a 32 year old Angel
They were 10 to 12 when their symptoms first appeared.. back then they didn’t have the term JHD or just HD it was Huntington’s Chorea.. my youngest is 25 and my son is 28 and my other daughter is 31.. I don’t really understand the age brackets for HD? I’m learning tho!! My daughter’s IQ’s were quite low upper 60s to lower 70s,, so they are also Mildly Mentally Retarded. I know it sounds awful, it makes diagnosing or even figuring out how it effects them. All three were really active in sports and with our horses!! They loved to swim and fish and camp!! Life for me with my kids has been an amazingly fun journey and now that their lives were becoming less than they deserve it breaks my heart. And they I am grateful they have had good lives too… Your life must have been sooo confusing and difficult. I hope you have had soooo many fun things in your life and continue to enjoy it to the fullest.. there are lots of good things to do out there and you musn’t miss a one!! not a one !!
Oh it is what it is and all we can do is love em, love you with all the respect we can and advocate for those who can’t!! My oldest was almost is down to 89 pounds and in the last stages. My other two are within a year of two of her. Breaks my heart to lose all three soo close much less at all and all I want is for them to be at peace, safe, taken care of with respect and to know they are loved, not alone and will be taken care of.. They All Loved Horses, They were Horse Crazy
Victoria loved pink and blue. Dec 9, 1988-Sept 8, 2019
Josh loved green and blue! May 29, 1985-Oct 12, 2017.
Melisa loved purple and blue! Feb 2, 1983-July 21, 2015.
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THIS FAMILIAL OCCURENCE OF JUVENILE HD IS HEARTBREAKING,I HAVE A QUESTION,WERE THEY BORN WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES BEFORE THE ONSET OF HD,OR DID THE JUVENILE HD CAUSE THEM THEIR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES? I WAS WONDERING ABOUT INDIVIDUALS BORN WITH DOWNS SYNDROME,WHO TRAGICALLY DEVELOP EARLY ONSET ALZHEIMERS DISEASE AND THE EARLY ONSET OF ALZHEIMERS HAS BECOME TEN TIMES MORE PREVALENT,HALF OF LONG ISLAND’S
POPULATION OF THOSE WITH DOWNS’S SYNDROME DEVELOP THIS BRAIN RVAGING DISEASE MUCH MUCH EARLIER THAN THEIR NON DOWNSYNDROMED DISABLED POPULATION
IS IT GENETICALLY POSSIBLE,FOR THOSE WITH DOWNS SYNDROME TO DEVELOP JHD IF ONE OF THEIR PARENTS IS HD AFFECTED. MY GENETICS INSTRUCTOR AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE TOLD OUR CLASS,THAT THEMAIN REASON WHY PEOPLE BORN WITH TRISOMY 21 AKA DOWNS SYNDROME DEVELOP THE EARLY ONSET OF ALZHEIMERS IS THAT THE ALZHEIMERS TAU PROTEIN MUTATION SITS ON THE ARMS OF CHROMOSOME SET 21 THE FAILURE OF NONDISJUNCTION CAUSES THE CLUMP OF CHROMOSOMAL MATERIAL TO BREAK AWAY TEMPORARILY FROM CHROMOSOME SET 21 AND THEREFORE CAUSES THIS CONDITION TO MANIFEST DURING IN UTERO DEVELOPMENT CAUSING THIS CONGENITAL DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY.
MY SECOND QUESTION IS: CAN SOMEONE IS BORN WITH A CONGENITAL DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY LIKE DOWNS SYNDROME ALSO DEVELOP A SECOND GENETIC DISORDER LIKE HD OR IS THEIR BODY IMMUNED TO A SECOND INHERITED DISORDER LIKE JUVENILE HD?
Dr DADONNA ALSO TOLD US THAT A GOOD MAJORITY OF INDIVIDUALS BORN WITH DOWNS SYNDROME ARE AUTOMATICALLY STERIL.
HAS ANY LOCAL CLINICIANS IN YOUR LOCAL REGION,TOLD YOU OF NATURALLY INBORN STERILIZATION IN THOSE WITH JUVENILE HUNTINGTONS DISEASE WHO ARE BORN WITH INTELLECTUAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH IMPAIRMENTS THAT CAN BE EITHER BIOLOGICALLY LINKED TO THE SEVERE INTELLECTUAL AND PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS OR CAN JHD ALSO CAUSE AUTOMATIC STERILIZATION AS WELL?.
BOTH FORMS OF HD ,THE ADULT FORM AND THE JUVENILE HD ONSET AND TWO FORMS OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE THE EARLIER ONSET THAT APPEARS TO AFFECT THOSE WITH DOWNS SYNDROME, HAVE NO AUTOMATIC GENETIC BARRIERS TO THE DD POPULATION THEREFORE CAUSE RELENTLESS NEUROLOGICAL ASSAULT ON THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM WHICH ALSO DECREASES LIFE EXPECTANCY AS NEURONS DO NOT REGENERATE ,SO THE AFFECTED PATIENTS’ NEURONS BEGIN TO RAPIDLY DETERIORATE.
THIS RELENTLESS BRAIN DEGENERATION IS AS OR MORE RELENTLESS THAN A
TSUNAMI,CATAGORY FIVE HURRICANE WITH WILD STORM SURGESS.