TEDxTeen 2012 | University of Alabama Birmingham | National Society of Genetic Counselors Rollnick Memorial Lecture | Just Peace Summit | Baylor College of Medicine | University of Cape Town | Duke University Science and Society Center | UNC Medical School | Stanford Medical School | Johns Hopkins Genetic Counseling Program | University of Iowa | American Society of Human Genetics | University of California San Francisco Genetic Counseling Program | University of South Carolina Genetic Counseling Program | European Huntington's Disease Network | 2014 Huntington Study Group Annual Meeting Keynote

Kristen Powers has always refused to believe that a person needs a car, money, legality, or a job to make a difference in this world. In 2003, when Kristen was just nine years old, her mother was diagnosed with Huntington's disease, an incurable brain disorder that causes the victim to lose his or her ability to walk, talk, think or reason. Watch her 2012 TEDxTeen talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6JiBiMqiI4&t=1s