Why Empathy Is an Important Part of Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month

Why Empathy Is an Important Part of Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month

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Why Empathy Is an Important Part of Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month

I recently gave a presentation at an event, during which I explained that my wife and daughter have Huntington’s disease (HD). I then showed a video that illustrated the devastating toll the illness can take on a gene-positive person’s mind and body. After the presentation ended, I wasn’t surprised when no one came up to me to express sympathy or empathy for what my family will experience in the years ahead. I value empathy a…

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