What is HD advocacy? How can people get involved, and how do people who don’t have HD in their families, but still want to help, fit in? On this episode of the HOPES podcast, we speak to Max Moon, who is the volunteer director of advocacy at the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA), and Cole Holderman, who is a former co-leader of HOPES, a current HDSA board member, and an aspiring doctor. Neither have HD in their families, but were drawn to HD advocacy nonetheless, and continue to be involved in different ways. Listen in for their insights into advocacy, their service philosophies, and their advice on getting involved.
Content warning: This podcast discusses the loss of loved ones.
This podcast was produced by Cat Fergesen. The graphic is by Kenneth Ronquillo.
Songs in this podcast:
“Sandu” by Hugo ‘Droopy’ Contini, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0