By H. Drew Blackburn
The doctor prescribed that Charlsie Grace come back for a diagnosis when she's in her 30's; it's not common for a 27 year old to have this illness. The physical symptoms -- a loss of coordination, feeling as though your neck is a straw and your head a bowling ball -- were there. Eventually, a stew of intuition, curiosity and medical precociousness got the best of her and Grace sought another opinion. In January she got tested and by February she knew.
The good news: Grace is no hypochondriac. The bad news: She has Huntington's disease.More »