I became active with the HD chapter in 1982. At that time, I had lost my daughter, Linda, to HD and two weeks later my husband was told he had HD. I thought my world was coming to an end. I did not know what I was going to do.
I started to go to support groups and found so many loving people there. They were very helpful in assisting me in getting through the really rough time, and before I knew it I was going to the board meetings. I was elected as Vice President and also started a support group in Northlake. It is now 19 years later and I am still on the board and still have the Northlake support group. I have been paid back a hundred times over for the help I was given when my husband was first diagnosed.
I have been married almost 38 years to my husband, Ray. Along with Linda, we have two other children, my son, Raymond, my daughter, Alyce, and a wonderful son-in-law, Dan. I just became a grandma to Paige. She is such a joy. My husband has been in a nursing home for the past five years. That was one of the hardest things to do but I knew I could no longer take care of him at home. Again, I had the love and support of my HD family.
I have worked for a large industrial supply company for the past 22 years. I like to sew, cook, fish, and hunt. I also enjoy going to the theatre. I am 57 years old and I have lived in Melrose Park for 34 years.
Editors Note: It is with deep regret and sorrow that we inform you that Ray Greer passed away on March 7, 2000. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with Barb and her family.
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Created: July 4, 2000Last updated: Nov. 28, 2010