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Robert Bishop
Introduction
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Why I do this
Family photos

What is HD?
Definition
The HD secret
How many have HD
The cruelest illness

The HD nightmare
My experience
Other experiences

HD research
Hope for a cure
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(50% at-risk for HD)


(50% at-risk for HD)


(50% at-risk for HD)


(50% at-risk for HD)


(50% at-risk for HD)


(Bishop Family)

PLEASE HELP SAVE MY KIDS!!!  My name is Robert Bishop. I am 46 years old and the father of five at-risk children (ages 22, 19, 16, 13, and 11). In 1998, I sold my computer software business to take up the cause of fund raising and public awareness for a terminal illness called Huntington's Disease (HD). Unless a cure is found, 2 or 3 of my children will tragically die from this disease. Each has a 50% chance of having inherited a defective gene from their first mother, Amy (who became symptomatic for HD in her mid-twenties).

Can you imagine growing up knowing you had a 50% chance of suffering 15-20 years while the nerve cells in your brain slowly died? Can you imagine losing everything that is you (from your personality and intelligence to your ability to walk and speak) while in the prime of your life? It's no wonder my eldest daughter has asked "Dad, how will I ever marry or have children?" or that my eldest son has said "Dad, what's the point of school?... I'm just going to get sick like Mom and forget everything anyway!" or that my third-born son has said "I think I'm going to get the disease since I'm in the middle!" Thankfully, the two youngest at-risk children don't know what may lie ahead for them or their brothers and sisters.

While viewing the information on this site, please take the time to do two things. First, make a donation. All contributions are used to fund good science in finding a cure for Huntington's Disease. Second, spread the word. Send a personal note to 10 people you know and ask them to do the same. Help make this the last generation to suffer from this dreaded illness.