Houston — With the support of Houston Astros pitcher Joe Smith and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), about 100 Huntington’s disease patients and their families got to relax for a few hours and take in a ballgame at Minute Maid Park.
The tickets for the Sept. 15 game were donated by Smith, whose mother is battling the inherited, progressive neurodegenerative disorder. The disease affects around 30,000 U.S. residents.
Also on hand for the game, and to support the area’s Huntington’s disease community, was Erin Furr-Stimming, MD, an associate professor of neurology at UTHealth. Furr-Stimming leads the Huntington’s disease program at McGovern Medical School, part of UTHealth.
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