Our family deep dove into family planning research and we wondered if there were scientific options that aligned with our values. This was challenging as there was not a lot of information available online or via Huntington Disease societies around 2010. Could In Vitro Fertilization IVF have options? What was Preimplantation Genetic Therapy PGT or Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis PGD? What help exists for HD?
If Lindsay was negative for or did not have the Huntington Disease genetic mutation, our family development would look unassisted and natural. If Lindsay was positive for or had the genetic mutation, we wanted to take other steps to grow our family all the while knowing it would be a lot more work, energy and money. How would we have kids? What fertility options existed?
To us, it means not only sticking to Canadian goods but, keeping our carbon footprint as small as possible and sourcing our products and processing within 60km whenever possible. Our goal is to create an array of products that support a self sustainable and reduced waste model, ensuring each part of each product - and byproduct - is put to optimal use. We work closely with local producers and manufacturers to ensure a high quality, ethical and sustainable product. It may begin on our regenerative farm but it ends where the public puts their paycheck.