It is with great sadness we announce the passing of one of our founders. Gerrit Dommerholt passed away in the Netherlands on the 31st December. Gerrit’s contribution to HD can hardly be overstated. He helped establish the association in the 1980s to foster closer collaboration with researchers and break the taboo surrounding HD. He helped create numerous national associations and motivated them to work for the good of HD families worldwide. He helped us understand the importance of family involvement in the fight against this condition.
HD families everywhere owe a massive dept of gratitude to Gerrit. On their behalf, thank you Gerrit. May you rest in peace.
Svein Olaf Olsen
Bea de Schepper
International Development Officer