Meet Desiree

Desiree Trujillo

New Mexico

50/50, This ratio has played a key role in the way I live my life for the past two and a half years now. After learning that my grandmother was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, I found out that this genetically inherited disease has a 50/50 chance of being passed down to my aunt, uncle, and my mother. There is a possibility that one day I could also have HD, and that all depends on this 50/50 ratio. Instead of fearing these odds and trying to avoid this reality, I’ve used it as motivation to make the most out of the life I’ve been given. It’s given me a greater sense of appreciation of all that I have in my life, and has encouraged me to take advantage of all the opportunities that I am presented with. I want to raise awareness, and let others who are in similar situations as me know that they are not alone. Knowledge is key, and I have hope that one day there will be a cure for Huntington’s Disease.