Do you have difficulty finding information to help you in your HD journey?
Check out the HDSA Tennessee Chapter Lending Library, a collection of materials that you may borrow at no cost.
Through a generous donation, the Tennessee Chapter has obtained materials that may helpful in your HD journey. You may request to borrow the materials and the chapter will send them to you at no cost. New materials are being added to the library. Currently, you may make one selection from the following:
⦁ Inside The O’Briens by Lisa Genova
⦁ Homeward Journey – The Poetry of Leslie R. Foor
⦁ Shattered Dreams But Hope – Perspectives on Being an HD Caregiver – Laquita M. Higgs and Elton D. Higgs
⦁ Is Daddy Ok – A Kids Look At Huntington’s Disease - Janet L. Howes
⦁ Rare is Everywhere – Deborah Katz
⦁ It’s Better to Laugh than Cry – A Family’s Struggle with Huntington’s Disease – Clarence Vos
⦁ Portraits of Huntington’s – Choosing Joy Through Life Lessons – Carmen Leal
⦁ Talking To Kids About Huntington’s Disease – Dr. Bonnie L. Hennig-Trestman
⦁ Watching Their Dance – A Memoir – Therese Crutcher- Marin
There are also a variety of materials and publications from the Family Guide Series published by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America available in our Chapter Lending Library that you may keep. Please inquire about HDSA publications at time of request.
Return to this page over the coming weeks and months to see the new materials that are being added.
We have a very limited amount of material and a very limited budget to replace material. Returning materials is very important to sustain this project. We would love to see this library continue and grow for many years. In order for us to reach and support as many families as possible, returning our material is the only way it will work. To ease the burden on families, the Chapter will pay for all returns when the items are returned using the supplied pre-paid return envelope.
If you are requesting material from the Chapter Lending Library, you are willing to share your name, address, email address, and a working telephone number with the Tennessee Chapter. We need to know where to mail materials and how to follow-up if our materials are not returned. Your information will not be shared with anyone outside of the Chapter. Please be advised that you may receive a phone call and/or email from someone within the Chapter including but not limited to our Chapter Social Worker if materials are not returned within 5 weeks from the date of mailing. All requests for materials will be made to TnChapterLendingLibrary@hotmail.com
with Material Request in the subject line.
Since this is a new resource for the TN Chapter and the first ever Lending Library to ever be launched by any HDSA Chapter, please be aware that it could take a couple of business days to get the materials shipped.
Would you like to help sustain and grow the library?
There are three ways you can help.
1) If you have relevant informational materials you no longer need that you would like to donate, email us at TNChapterLendingLibrary@hotmail.com
. We will work with you to add the materials to the lending library.
2) You can mail a contribution by check to HDSA-Tennessee Chapter, P.O. Box 62, Brentwood, TN 37024. Write "Lending LIbrary" in the memo line.
3) We have selected some materials on Amazon Smile that you may purchase and have sent directly to us. Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/32-0532524
to see our charity list and make a purchase.
Your HDSA TN Chapter Volunteers