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Dallas Stars forward Jake Dowell back home in Eau Claire for NHL all-star break

Dallas Stars forward and Eau Claire native Jake Dowell is back in town this week as the NHL holds their all-star break. Dowell's father John and brother Luke have Huntington's Disease, H-D irreparably damages nerve cells in the brain. Jake, who has yet to be tested has a 50-percent chance of having Huntington's. The 26-year old Dowell has become a voice for H-D in raising awareness around the NHL.
Jake Dowell/Dallas Stars Forward: "I think there is a big fan base, it's been a pretty well-documented story done a few different articles, when I was in Chicago and when I was up in Vancouver last year in the playoffs that went nationwide in Canada. All of that has raised a lot of awareness. I'm proud of that, happy to do that, I definitely want to keep doing what I can because they are making good advancements in the research and hopefully someday in the near future there will be a cure."


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