30 Days of PD 2022

30 Days of PD: I’ve Found That We’re Not Alone

Photo courtesy of Traci Caldwell Day 10 of 30 This is Traci Caldwell’s story: My Parkinson’s journey is a little complicated. Unique, some may say. It started July 2018 after I began a new medication that caused a seizure and left me with dystonic movements. Doctors said it would…

30 Days of PD: How Parkinson’s Affected My Life the Most

Photo courtesy of John Citron Day 9 of 30 This is John Citron’s story: Parkinson’s disease is a cruel monster that quietly takes away things we like to do. It ruins careers, and it destroys one’s soul bit by bit, subtly and insidiously, so that nothing can…

30 Days of PD: Parkinson’s Showed Me My Strength

Photo courtesy of Gauri Khare Day 3 of 30 This is Gauri Khare’s story: One fine morning, I was startled to find that my neck had become stiff and rigid. There was tightness in my left fingers. My actions had dramatically slowed and I was walking as though limping…

30 Days of PD: Helping Those With Parkinson’s to Live and to Thrive

Photo courtesy of Brittany Dunnum Day 2 of 30 This is Brittany Dunnum’s (@brittanyd_20) story: Hey, friends! Brittany, soon-to-be speech therapist, here. As I’m about to begin my career as a speech language pathologist, I am reflecting upon some of the impactful life moments bringing me to this…

30 Days of PD: I Try to Focus On Today

Photo courtesy of Barbara Traynor Day 1 of 30 This is Barbara Traynor’s story: “Don’t blame everything on Parkinson’s, Barbara.” Sage advice from my first neurologist, a most knowledgeable and compassionate man. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2014 at age 75, and am ashamed to say that…

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