Carole Peccorini had to grow up quickly. When she was eight, her mother began to show symptoms of mental illness. As her disease progressed, her family struggled to hold itself together. In this story, Carole talks to her husband Francisco Peccorini and her daughter Chalon Bridges about how her mother’s case of Huntington’s Disease affected her childhood.
This interview was facilitated by Frank Kingman in the San Francisco StoryCorps booth at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. It was produced by Penina Eilberg-Schwartz.