“Few American adolescents completed high school in 1900, and only one in fifty finished college,” according to The First Measured Century: An Illustrated Guide to Trends in America, 1900-2000. “By the end of the century, more than 80 percent of adults had completed high school and a quarter of the adult population had graduated from college.”
For families who have been touched by Huntington’s disease, the cost of caring for someone with Huntington’s disease can be staggering, often making post-secondary education unaffordable.
To make matters worse, during the last decade the cost of education has skyrocketed. According to The First Measured Century, “Tuition at Harvard, measured in constant dollars, nearly quadrupled during the first seventy to eighty years of the century, then doubled during the last two decades alone.” The cost of education at Harvard went from $3,000 per year in 1900 to $22,054 per year in 1999.
The Huntington’s Hope Scholarship Fund was created to help children of parents who have Huntington’s disease. Please DONATE TO HUNTINGTON’S HOPE SCHOLARSHIP FUND NOW. Donations of $5, $10 and $20 add up quickly and will provide the financial foundation for Huntington’s Hope Scholarship Fund.
Good Samaritan Society – Specialty Care Community in Robbinsdale, Minn., owned and operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, is one of only eight long-term skilled care centers in the United States with a dedicated program for individuals with Huntington’s disease.