I had so many plans going into college. Traveling to as many countries as possible, visiting all of the National Parks in the United States, maybe working for a smaller company or a nonprofit. But as school went on I started to focus more on the career path I had chosen, and while I was lucky to have landed the job that I did, it had kept me from pursing these interests yet. I consoled myself with the idea that once I had children, I would be able to do all of those things with them, and my successful career would be worth it.
My thoughts then turned to my fiancé, Brice, as I turned into the driveway of our brick townhouse. It was a modest townhouse, a good size for a young couple, but recently we had been looking at potential houses to purchase. It was an exciting prospect, and with Brice’s job in the laboratory at Tuft’s Cumming School of Veterinary Medicine, we were in a good financial place fo...
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...appier than I could ever have imagined.
I still have yet to acquire the symptoms of Huntington’s disease, but I know one day they will come. Until then I’m making the most of everything and living my dreams. I’ve visited half the national parks in the country, and traveled all over Europe with my parents and Brice. I’ve also decided to help others with my disease by participating in studies that are working towards learning more about the disease and finding at least a treatment to delay symptoms. I don’t expect for this to occur in time for me, but it makes me feel better knowing that I will have helped save others in my position. Most of all, I’m living every moment, getting as much time with my loved ones as possible.
Life may be too short, but at least I can say that I lived it.
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