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Patients with Huntington's Disease lobby at Capitol

ALBANY -- Patients suffering from Huntington's Disease met with local lawmakers at the Capitol on Tuesday to gain support for recognition and research of the rare disease.
Huntington's Disease is inherited and causes degeneration of nerve cells in the brain.  The current fight includes expanding access to medical care, especially for the youngest patients diagnosed.
Legislators designated May as a month of awareness for Huntington's Disease.