Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington's


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Norcal Publishing Company
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5.25 X 0.65 X 8.0 inches | 0.72 pounds
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About the Author

No one could have written Watching Their Dance but Therese Crutcher-Marin. Therese multitasked for years: working fulltime, raising two children, coping with her husband's at-risk status for Huntington's disease, and eventually managing the care of two sisters-in-law and observing the decline of the third. Therese earned her college degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing and went on to work in management in Sacramento. Later, knowing that at least some in her husband's family would develop Huntington's, she chose to pursue a master's of science in healthcare administration, and later worked as head of support services of the Auburn Faith Community Hospital hospice program. Her goal: to empower people with the knowledge and resources to maintain dignity, quality, and control in their lives until their final breath. Therese managed more than two hundred hospital volunteers, which strengthened her community-outreach program, and established two revenue-producing entities for the Auburn Faith hospice program, the hospice thrift store and Hospice Healing Garden, both of which continue to fund the hospice program. She has been a member of numerous boards and committees, including the Placer County Commission on Aging, the Older Adult Advisory Committee, and the Sacramento Hospice Consortium. During her healthcare career, Therese developed and implemented yearly marketing plans that included newspaper articles and ads, quarterly newsletters, brochures, radio and TV appearances, and talks to clubs, service organizations, and professional associations. She taught a class called Born Dying at Sierra College, in Rocklin, California. She published The Placer County Senior Resource Guide, now in its twentieth year of publication. Being a part of the Sacramento Suburban Writers Club fueled her desire to improve her writing, as did the critique group she participated in for two years. This is her first book.