ALIVE & WELL is a powerful documentary about the realities of living with Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s disease is a rare genetic disorder, where the nerve cells in the brain deteriorate over time – leading to the eventual breakdown of physical and mental functions. ALIVE & WELL highlights the incredible perseverance of the human spirit when faced with overwhelming odds.
One of the film’s subjects includes famous country music drummer, Trey Gray. Gray has drummed for the likes of Faith Hill, Brooks & Dunn, Jewel, and Ronnie Dunn. He also started the Trey Gray Fund at Vanderbilt University, helping fund research on Huntington’s disease and aid ailing families. Gray is an amazing example of what people can accomplish, even when faced with the pressures of having a genetic disease.
Typically, Huntington’s disease symptoms manifest around middle age. Even given everything people with Huntington’s disease can accomplish in their lives, it is also important to prepare for the eventuality of symptoms that will manifest over time. Luckily, there are tools out there to help manage many symptoms. For example, BRODA Seating offers custom Huntington’s wheelchairs – including the 785 Elite Tilt Recliner with HSP (Huntington’s Special Padding).
The BRODA HSP Package comes with comfortable and protective padding, positioning, and injury prevention, for Huntington’s patients with agitation. The 785 Elite Tilt Recliner comes with infinitely adjustable tilt and recline – creating a comforting and calming effect, while also helping with fall prevention.
Living with Huntington’s disease can be a massive burden. However, at the same time, folks like Trey Gray are living proof of the incredible things someone can accomplish even when faced with a medical condition. For those with Huntington’s disease and their families, it’s also crucial to be adequately prepared when symptoms do occur. Having the right tools and support is essential. BRODA Seating Huntington’s chairs help promote comfort and safety for those living with Huntington’s disease.