Sunday, 8 September 2013

Rest Day

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Make up a WOD you missed this week.  If you have the time, please read the following information and share it with someone.  I lost my Dad four days ago to this horrible disease so I am trying to honor him by spreading awareness:

What is Huntington’s Disease?
Huntington’s Disease (HD) is an inherited brain disorder that results in the progressive loss of both mental faculties and physical control.  Symptoms usually appear between the ages of 30 to 50, and worsen over a 10 to 25 year period.  Ultimately, the weakened individual succumbs to pneumonia, heart failure or other complication.  Everyone has the HD gene but it is those individuals that inherit the expansion of the gene who will develop HD and perhaps pass it onto each of their children.  Every person who inherits the expanded HD gene will eventually develop the disease.  Presently, there is no effective treatment or cure. Although medications can relieve some symptoms, research has yet to find a means of slowing the deadly progression of HD.  Current estimates are that 1 in every 10,000 Americans has HD and more than 250,000 others are at-risk of having inherited it from a parent. Once thought a rare disease, HD is now considered one of the more common hereditary diseases.  To learn more, please visit www.hdsa.org or call 1-800-345-HDSA.