A Different Kind of Parkinson’s Hero

I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.Christopher Reeve In the last few years, several amazing Parkinson's heroes have become the face of the Parkinson's community world-wide. Super heroes like American Ninja Warrior Jimmy Choi, Matt Eagles, diagnosed at 8 years old, who …

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My Non-support Support Group

  Three years ago, I had the privilege to attend the Parkinson's Foundation's Women & PD Initiative.  At the end of the conference, we were asked to reach out to other women with PD in our communities.  Some of the women chose to hold a conference in their city for women with Parkinson's.  Others formed …

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The World Parkinson Congress is just a little over a year away

At the WPC you can meet advocates from around the world.  Learn from them.  Be inspired by them.  Come away with life long friends. Jean Burns It is time to start thinking about going to the next World Parkinson Congress in June 2019.  As an official blogger for the WPC, I have been involved in …

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Tripping into the new year

Did you just fall? No, I was checking if gravity still works.   Anonymous Somehow, when things seem to be going well, something happens to bring you back to reality.  I fell twice this past week, after having gone months without a fall.  Once when I stepped on the edge of the sidewalk and my …

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