Thank you from families who visited Pope Francis in 2017. Let's not forget them.

Thank you from families who visited Pope Francis in 2017. Let's not forget them.

A message from Maria and Anyervi Gotera from Venezuela A message from Dilia Oviedo from El Dificil, Colombia
Factor-H and Fundación Habitat LUZ from Maracaibo start working together

Factor-H and Fundación Habitat LUZ from Maracaibo start working together

MEETING BETWEEN THE MARACAIBO PATIENT ASSOCIATIONS, FACTOR-H AND FUNDACION HABITAT LUZ … THE BEGINNING OF OUR EFFORTS TO BRING CHANGE TO THE COMMUNITIES MOST AFFECTED BY HD IN THE WORLDHappy New Year 2018!On Monday December 11th, we held an all-day meeting in the offices of Fundacion Habitat Luz, a Maracaibo,…
Factor-H visits the Peruvian HD families in Cañete

Factor-H visits the Peruvian HD families in Cañete

For the first time, Sonia Moreno, a neuropsychologist from Universidad de Antioquia, an a member of Factor-H team in Colombia, and Nacho visited the families living with Huntington’s disease in Perú. Cañete is a province adjacent to the capital of Perú, Lima. The first HD reports in the Cañete Valley…
Manuel

Manuel

The image above has become symbolic for me. During my second visit to San Angel, a rural area in the State of Magdalena in Colombia, I visited a few families dispersed in the countryside, isolated from the rest of the world, a countryside that hides many patients away from aid,…

Olver

A life gone too soon Last week we lost a friend and a very special person. A life story that would have remained untold. He is one of the forgotten children of the world, a life made difficult by poverty, by Huntington’s disease, and by social neglect. His story, now…

BRINGING MEDICAL SUPPORT TO HD CLUSTERS IN VENEZUELA

During the last couple of months, we have managed to reach a lot of patients in both San Luis and Barranquitas, the two largest communities with HD in the world. We conducted two medical assistance visits with the local HD foundations and the medical foundation Primero Auxilios. This is really…

Living on the street with Huntington's

Today’s “life stories” brings us to a very difficult and sad place, but one that unfortunately exists. Many people with Huntington’s end up abandoned on the street. Whether left by their families or due to psychiatric issues that arise from the disease itself, young HD affected persons sometimes end up…
A letter from a scientist

A letter from a scientist

I am enclosing here a piece I wrote during a lengthy period in 2015, which led to the publication in Nature of a short article about the issues surrounding the Latin American HD communities. I am attaching it in its entirety here. The Nature commentary was a shortened version of…
Dilia

Dilia

Dilia Oviedo Oviedo is 79 years old.  She had 12 children. One was stillborn. Of the 11 children that survived to adulthood, 4 already died from Huntington’s disease. 4 more are currently sick with HD, 2 in late manifest disease. Her husband died in the early 90s, and now a…
Meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican May 18, 2017

Meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican May 18, 2017

Factor-H is pleased to announce a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on May 18, 2017 (11am) to honor Latin American families affected by HD
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