Political prisoner Jay Chase is currently experiencing rapid progression of symptoms from Huntington’s Disease as he is being denied a diet and supplements that are recommended for his condition. Navigating any type of chronic health issue within prison is difficult, and HD is no exception. The symptoms of HD can be described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously, including:
- Personality changes, mood swings & depression
- Forgetfulness & impaired judgment
- Unsteady gait & involuntary movements (chorea)
- Slurred speech, difficulty in swallowing & significant weight loss
At this time, mail and letters to Jay are being requested so he knows he has the support of people who care about him. Jay will probably not be able to respond to every letter, but it is anticipated that he will appreciate all mail and writing periodic letters, even if he does not respond initially, is welcome.