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An event that took me to my emotional limit......

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 5/29/2013 5:07:00 PM

A few weeks back I had the honor to be the emcee for the 2nd annual Tammy Laird Carroll Memorial Walk for Huntington's Disease.  If you're friends with me on facebook, you saw a picture I posted with this caption:

"Never in my career have I not been able to take a microphone and do my job, however, this event tested me like no event has before. Seeing others fight the fight I've watched my dad fight for the last 18 years was almost too much. I ask you to look into the Huntington's Disease Society of America and help find a cure. "

When I was 12 years old (I'll be 30 in June) I found out that my dad was sick, although it was a few years until my parents put a name on it.  I haven't done a lot of research on this disease, but I knew a few things....

1. There is no cure.

2. There is a 50/50 chance that me and my brother also carry this disease.

It was a lot to handle a few weeks ago seeing many others who are fighting the same fight my dad has for 18 years.  This subject isn't something I talk about in a public setting on a regular basis, however, being at this event made me realize I have the gift of a unique career where I can help bring awareness to this devistating disease that many people have never heard of. 

Advances are being made to find a cure, but more work is needed.  The Wabash Valley is made up of some of the best people on this planet and I'm proud to call this my hometown.  So, now i'm asking for your help, please visit the HDSA website, educate yourself on this disease, and if you see fit donate to help find a cure. 

Earlier, I mentioned the 2nd annual Tammy Laird Carroll Memorial Walk I got to be a part of a few weeks ago.  Several hundred people came out to McCormick's Creek State Park near Spencer, Indiana to support this cause, this was such a great event and I found peace in knowing my dad, my brother and myself aren't alone in this battle, below is a video recap of this awesome event.

 

 

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