This video from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is part of the Parkinson’s 360: Getting to Know Parkinson’s series where patients with the disease talk about how their lives have been affected by the condition.
Seventy-nine-year-old Lisette was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 50 but kept the news to herself for 10 years until the symptoms of the disease became apparent to others. Lisette says one of the biggest frustrations with having Parkinson’s is the inconsistency of it, never quite knowing what each day will be like and when the symptoms will “go off.”
Lisette has an incredibly positive outlook on life and is grateful that her Parkinson’s disease has put her in touch with some fantastic people throughout the three decades she’s been fighting the condition. She explains that Parkinson’s is a disease that you can live with, and live well with so long as you exercise and eat healthily. Her gutsy attitude clearly knows no boundaries and having Parkinson’s disease hasn’t stopped her from living and enjoying life to the fullest.
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