Therese Crutcher-Marin was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1955 to parents with a strong work ethic. Her career in healthcare, driven by her empathetic heart, lead her into hospice work to help people have the highest quality of life for as long as possible.
After Therese retired, she found love in writing and over 7 years wrote and published her first nonfiction book, "Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington's". It's an inspirational love story, over 38 years, of how John and Therese's marriage was actually fortified by its precariousness and how she learned to love more deeply in the shadow of John's mortality.
Therese is an advocate for Huntington's disease which took the life of her three sisters-in-law. She is a member of the HDSA Northern California Chapter Board of Directors.