Huntington's Disease, City of Barrie Raises Flag, 2019
On May 8th, 2019, a local group associated with the Huntington Society of Canada met at City Hall in Barrie to raise their flag in support of those afflicted with the disease, their families, and volunteers who are working to help them find a better life.
Huntington’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that manifests at first as uncontrollable twitching in hands and face. Other symptoms include loss of balance and clumsiness. Dementia eventually develops and depression is common. Feelings of isolation and denial are common. Those afflicted often die of complications caused by Huntington’s and the life expectancy after diagnosis is now about 20 years. Stem cell research offers new hope for Huntington’s patients as do new drugs and treatments.
The event, hosted by Deputy Mayor Barry Ward and Councillor Keenan Aylwin was also attended by representatives of MP @John Brassard - MP for Barrie-Innisfil and MPPs Andrea Khanjin and Doug Downey.
Our featured sponsor is Still Moving Osteopathy, where Dr. Kayte Armstrong provides relief for various kinds of pain and mobility issues to not only people but also pets and horses. In addition to being a fully certified Osteopath, Kayte is also a veterinarian who brings with her 22 years of experience in both large and small animal care.
We would like to thank the following sponsors of the Ontario Community Awareness Network www.cityofbarrie.net.