SPARTA, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Huntington's disease patient has no finish line for their disease. It slowly kills your brain function, leaving you unable to do simple tasks like put on your own cloths or recall a memory, has no cure.
To find a cure the Mikula family holds an annual race to raise money for the disease. This year the lawn mower race was held at the Sparta airport with many supporters racing around the track for a cure.
Huntington's is hereditary through family's DNA. Children have a fifty-percent chance of developing the disease.
Jim Mikula already lost more than half of his family. Six of nine people have died from the disease. One of his brothers currently developed the symptoms. Those symptoms start with anxiety, an odd walk, falling, speech, and memory problems.
They hope the more than ten thousand dollars they raise every year will help researchers find a cure.