My name is Chris Furbee. I was born April 30, 1966 & tested positive (43 repeats) for the Huntington's Gene in 1996.
I have recently come to terms that I am in the early stages of Huntington's Disease. I have been working on my documentary about my mom & my life with Huntington's Disease. The story follows me from my decision to go back home to West Virginia to visit with my mom for 2 months to see if she could continue to live on her own or if I had to put her into a nursing home. The following year I go to get the genetic test to find out that I did inherit the gene from my mom. The story does not end there as I have chosen to empower myself by speaking to medical students at UCSF & Stanford. I decided that I had to live a positive life & educate as many people to what HD is, Huntington’s Dance is that story.
We have a dedication page for my mother Rosemary Shockey which has some pictures of her & some paintings she did. We also have the Medical Definition for Huntington's Disease and links to other sites.
Huntington’s Dance website is to help educate people as to what Huntington's Disease is as well as to help promote the documentary I am working on. I am also using it to help keep the names of people who have died from HD alive (see the memorial page).