A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span. He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod,and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels. His shield bearer went ahead of him.
Just like Goliath Huntington’s Disease has the power to defeat a person before a battle begins. HD has the power to control and shape an individual, as it stands before them Exclaiming it’s INCURABLE reiterating the emphasis it will attempt to seize all control from one’s mind and body, taunting them with reminders that it has the power to possibly ERASE everything they have built.It can control every aspect of life from a very tender age. IF THEY LET IT!
HD has the power to teach an individual every a emotion in life, Especially if HD has always been a part of their life. It can teach the youngest of children CURIOSITY has they go to visit a family member in a nursing home. As that child grows their curiosity can be turned into embarrassment, as their friends take notice, because that child is constantly bombarded with questions and judgement at a young age, That EMBARRASSMENT can turn into FEAR as that child gets even older, now a young teen-ager with more awareness and understanding the possibility of inheriting the defective HD gene. The fear of inheriting HD becomes DENIAL Where it’s tucked away in the deepest parts of their mind, to never be acknowledged or verbally talked about. Locked away This is where the TAUNTING most likely begins. Now in High-school and as their friends start discussing their particular futures and mapping out the basic structure to their own life , The teen-ager at risk of inheriting HD is always questioning the secret they keep locked inside of them, at this point their fully conscious of HD. They’ve probably witnessed the disease progression of a loved one with HD, maybe their own parents just received a positive test for the HD gene. So, now It’s not just a Disease in the family but they’re officially at risk. That denial can become ANGER as they start to view life as unfair, potentially causing them to put fourth less effort and ambition as their peers. As all the uncertainty of Huntington’s Disease and life barrel towards them the DISCOURAGING affects may enable lack of Motivation. Some are pushed at this point to undergo genitic testing for various personal reasons, usually DESIRE is an impacting force, often one uses genitic testing to plan life choices, for instance to have chidren of their own. Genetic testing can teach what I believe to be the true definition of HATE. some will choose to hate God, their parent that passed on the HD gene, Life, themselves for already having kids, and a multitude of other things, and that’s perfectly acceptable in that moment. It is not OK to live out the rest of life that way, it’s a disservice to themself, friends, and their family. At this point they’ve probably already learned forgiveness through some other aspect of life, when forgiveness is applied to HD that’s the point they can move on in life.Some don’t make the choice to forgive, at this point they stop living either by their own hands and through Suicide, falling deeper into depression and anxiety, or self medicating through the use of substance abuse.
It’s a well known fact the medical community will not let someone under the age of 18 undergo predictive testing, unless a healthcare provider sees it fit to test, because of a child showing the possible symptoms of JHD . There are several reasons as to why. One of them is to make an attempt to shield a child from knowning they could possibly inherit a devastating Disease like HD.