To all of you: Merry Christmas from the European Huntington Association!
This has been a strange and different year. For many of us, it has been difficult. The world we knew changed: uncertainty, social distance, lockdown, and isolation.
Families were not allowed to visit loved ones in care homes, children could not go to school, meet friends, some of you lost your job and some had to stay inside for longer periods of time.
Despite all the challenges, the coronavirus pandemic has also forced us to find new ways: new ways of being together, new ways of collaborating to develop and distribute vaccines effectively.
Throughout this autumn, we have hosted webinars every week. In total, 300 of you have attended our meetings. You have joined from South America, Middle East, the United States, and Europe. Thank you!
The pandemic has shown us that when the need – and political will – is there, we can get faster access to drugs (in this case vaccines). Moreover, countries has also shown that they are able to collaborate to distribute drugs.
Hopefully, in the future, we will be able to build on these experiences.
We in the European Huntington Association wish all of you a merry Christmas – whether you are spending it together with friends, family or alone.
Though we have not met physically for a while: we are here, all of us, all us Huntingtonians. And we hope that we will be able to see each other soon!
Again, very merry Christmas and a Happy New year!
Here is a greeting from Mette Børresen, the Huntington Association on the Canary Islands, Asociación Canaria de Huntington: