Dr. Nancy Wexler is a scientist who has dedicated her life to the study of Huntington’s disease, most notably her part in locating the gene mutation for the disease and to find a cure for such a devastating disease. Her work has earned her considerable recognition as well as the Albert Lasker Public Service Award for her work towards a cure for Huntington’s. Wexler is an ambitious and utterly determined person who is some one I consider a great role. The devastation she suffered personally from this disease did not break her, in fact it strengthened her resolve on the fight against Huntington’s, something I find truly courageous and noble. I find Nancy Wexler to be an excellent role model because of her perseverance. Her life has drastically been altered because of Huntington’s and yet she looks it square in the face and fights it, instead of allowing herself to drown in self pity. She is an exceptionally strong and courageous person that I think everyone can learn from.