Peter Dunlap-Shohl from Anchorage, AK
Nominated by Janet McVey
It is my pleasure to nominate Peter Dunlap-Shohl as a Parkinson’s Superstar. Although Peter has had Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease for years, he has managed to live his life with grace and dignity. In fact, he has managed a life of achievement. He worked as a successful political cartoonist, is a radio personality, an accomplished musician, writes an award-winning blog about Parkinson’s disease, is a devoted father and a loving husband. He remains active in his community as a performing artist as well as a visual artist. In addition, Peter has directed the PD Support group for years in Anchorage. He is a stellar example to everyone around him of a life well-lived.
Peter has not allowed Parkinson’s disease to limit his achievements. He learned to use a computer program to continue drawing when the conventional methods became difficult. He still performs with a musical group. He hosts a radio show locally. While the disease makes all of these things more challenging, it does not deter Peter from creating a wonderful life for himself and his family.
Peter is a wonderful example of what can be accomplished with a wonderful attitude and courage. I cannot think of anyone who more deserves the title of “Superstar” more than Peter Dunlap-Shohl. The fact that he has accomplished so much while dealing with PD is just that much more remarkable.