What You Can Do For Someone With HD

Posted on May 17, 2013 in Kids

Ever wondered how you can do more to help someone with Huntington’s disease? Here’s a list of simple things that may make a big difference.

  • Maybe go to a sporting event together, or to a show that you all like.
  • Make a big fuss over their birthday! Get them a special present.
  • Draw a picture and show the person with Huntington’s disease
  • Write a poem for them, or to show how you feel.
  • Create or do a puzzle the two of you can do together
  • Play a game with the person with Huntington’s disease. Do you have one that you both like?
  • Go out for a walk with them, maybe around the local park or a favourite place.
  • Compliment the person… tell them they look nice, everybody likes to be complimented!
  • Do a fundraising event, perhaps with friends or family.
  • Prepare a snack, lunch or meal for the person with Huntington’s disease
  • Help an adult prepare meals or snacks for the person with Huntington’s disease
  • Spend time with them, even if it is just sitting next to them for a while.
  • Show them some of your schoolwork
  • Watch a funny show or movie with the person with Huntington’s disease, maybe they have a favourite show they would like to watch?
  • Do your chores without being asked (this helps the adults be less grumpy!)
  • Talk to the person with Huntington’s disease about anything, such as what you have done that day, something fun you have been doing at school, at the weekends, a trip you went on etc.
  • If you have photos of you and the person with Huntington’s disease, make a scrapbook full of pictures of the two of you and give it to them.
  • Take new pictures of yourself and the person with Huntington’s disease together, make good new memories.
  • Give them a hug 🙂 so simple yet very effective.

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Fundraising—What Is It?

Posted on May 17, 2013 in Kids

Fundraising means to collect money for a specific reason or cause. Fundraisers collect money for many different causes. Some of those might be caring for people with a condition, providing food for the homeless, raising money to build a new school somewhere in the world, or raising money to fund more medicine for people that need it.

Fundraising is a wonderfully charitable thing to do and there are many ways to fundraise. Some people organize events such as walks, dinners or dances. Others will do energetic things like running a long distance, cycling, or climbing mountains. Then you have people who do crazy fundraising challenges to raise money such as cycling around the world, swimming the English Channel, or running through the desert. There are many ways to fundraise, which is the beauty of it! People can do what suits them and what they enjoy doing to raise money for the cause they support.

 

The Positive Impact of Fundraising

Perhaps the most important aspect of fundraising is the effect it has on the individuals taking part. Being a part of the fundraising effort brings more confidence to face Huntington’s disease and you will feel proud to achieve something that will have such a lasting impact. It also gets other people involved in your cause and allows them to do something to help you, and it’s a fun way to create more awareness about Huntington’s disease – which allows you to be more open about the disease in a positive way with friends and family.

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