Hope happens even in Huntington's. Hope happened in leukemia, hope happened in AIDS, and hope is happening even in Huntington's. It happens and grows with each scientific advance. It can’t be stopped. The first glimmer came with gene discovery: The door to the room holding the secrets of the disease had been cracked open. Then there was hope that sometime in the future more knowledge about HD could bring treatment. We knew that treatment or cure wasn't just around the corner. Hope was born.

Shortly after his death, Jerry Lampson was remembered by Marsha Miller from the Huntington's Disease Advocacy Center (HDAC) as an "HD warrior" and the "Keeper of the Huntington's Lighthouse". Her fond and extensive tribute with details of Jerry's life "before and after Huntington's" can be found here . What follows here is a personal perspective gleaned from only one year of shared purpose. In no way can it be an adequate or complete summary of his life.