BSN Student’s Research on Huntington Disease Highlighted in Iowa Now
The Student Experience: McKenzie Wallace
Family friend's death influenced research pursuit at Iowa
By Richard C. Lewis | Iowa Now | 4/20/2015
Little did she know it, but McKenzie Wallace was destined to study at the University of Iowa from when she was 11 years old.
That was when a close family friend with two daughters whom Wallace had played with for years passed away from Huntington disease. The decline in her friends’ mother was gradual and visible—typical in HD sufferers—but the finality of it all struck Wallace hard.
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