Personal Stories

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  • Are you living with Parkinson’s disease?
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  • Are you a loved one of someone living with Parkinson’s disease?

If the answer is yes, you have a story to tell. 

An Advocate for the Parkinson’s Community

By: Karen Anderson

An Advocate for the Parkinson’s Community

Six years ago, Karen Anderson’s husband, Roger, went into the hospital to undergo surgery for a herniated disc. This should have been a fairly straightforward procedure except for one thing, he had Parkinson’s disease. Like any spouse, she was nervous about the operation but assumed that her husband was in good hands. Karen was not prepared...

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Ending the Silence on Parkinson's

By: Javier Ramirez

Ending the Silence on Parkinson's

When I first found out that I had Young Onset Parkinson’s I didn’t have the words to explain it to my family.  I told my wife but not my children, parents, or siblings. My initial reaction to the diagnosis was disbelief. I was not even 45-years-old and was enjoying a full life including a busy work schedule, playing soccer with the...

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