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HELP 4 HD with Katie Jackson

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Monday, November 28, 2011– Our incredible special guest tonight is Katie Jackson, author of Ferris Wheel and advocate extraordinaire for Huntington’s disease. Katie is an inspiring author in Sacramento, California and she began writing Ferris Wheel in 2006. 


Although Ferris Wheel is a fiction novel, many of the events in the book are actual experiences of the author. In 2006, Katie Jackson’s husband Michael discovered that he carried the same genetic neurological disease as his biological father; that of Huntington’s disease. Today there is no cure for Huntington’s disease and as can be expected, the diagnosis was life shattering and turned their lives upside down. Katie soon found that writing was the only way in which she could effectively cope with her husband’s diagnosis.

Katie and Michael now have two beautiful children, Cooper and Madison, and currently reside in Northern California.