February 03, 2014
This rare neurological disease had stalked her family for generations. Her father, 56, was even then in its final throes.
On the spot, Ms. Baxley, 26, declared she would not let the disease take another life in her family line, even if that meant forgoing childbirth. “I want it stopped,” she said. The next day, her boyfriend, Bradley Kalinsky, asked her to marry him.
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Source: The New York Times