Interview with Chris Furbee, producer of “Huntington’s Dance”
Dr. Berkelhammer recently sat down with Chris Furbee. Chris tested positive for the inherited brain disorder, Huntington’s Disease (HD). Chris decided to gain control of his life and has been continually striving to be a positive influence in his own life and the lives of others. He is finishing his documentary, “Huntington’s Dance”, which documents his life with Huntington’s.
Dr. Berkelhammer and Chris both share their thoughts and experiences living with chronic health challenges and the practices that have helped them live meaningful lives.
All the footage in the interview from “Huntington’s Dance” is real. More information about Huntington’s Disease, Chris Furbee and his documentary can be found at http://huntingtonsdance.org.
These videos are the second series of interviews with Huntington’s Disease patient Chris Furbee. Chris discusses how he got diagnosed at UCSF and talks about the importance of the Huntington’s support group he’s in. He discusses how he lives with the knowledge that he will be losing control of all his muscles and will be completely dependent on someone else for literally everything—partly because of that and partly because of the inevitable cognitive loses.