Finding out, Denise

Interviewee: Denise. Denise talks about the emotional moment when she found out she had been spared the "family curse." (DNAi Location: Applications > Genes and medicine > Gene testing > Denise > Finding out)

And then she told me that I did not have the marker and I remember a sense of relief and I felt, I felt so happy and relieved for a minute, we all got up and hugged one another, and it was, I felt like, oh my gosh, you know, one of us don't have this. And then I remember feeling immediately the guilt, I thought, oh my gosh, but why couldn't the rest of, you know, my family been so lucky as to not have it. Because they had never been told they had the marker, but we just assumed they had, you know, they had a marker or something going on. So I was, it was very, very emotional and it didn't seem, I really felt from what Dr. Weber told me that I should believe what she was saying, because it seemed believable, but it did seem like something out of Star Wars that they would actually be able to give me information like this.

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