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Participant Information

Donald Brennan

City:
Warwick
State:
RI
Country:
USA
Essay:

DENIAL - I have Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease doesn't have me. When trying to beat the odds you have to believe in yourself and find some good hobbies when your hands don't work make them and believe that you can.

I walked in a local woodcarving store to purchase woodcarving knives. Both hands shaking violently, I could tell by the salesperson's face that he didn't believe but I did. When the salesperson finally realized it wasn't a joke his reply was "are you serious?" Yes I am, because Parkinson's made me realize that I can.

Between my artwork and exercise I keep my disease in check. For that matter I am doing better now than a few years ago. So move over Mr. Parkinson's -- theres a life to live artwork to do and I don't have the time for you.