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Everyone's experience of living with Parkinson's is unique.  Here, real people living with Parkinson's share their stories about the challenges and joys of living with Parkinson's  - about adjusting to diagnosis, dealing with employment issues, finding the endeavors (academic, artistic or athletic) that are therapeutic to their symptoms and/or outlook...and more.

Your story, too, could inspire others whose lives have been affected by PD.  Share your story today.

Recent Stories

Posted on January 25, 2010By Julie Matherly The first year of marriage can be the toughest, but not for us. My husband Tim and I were like one of the goofy couples on the TV commercials. After overcoming...
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Posted on June 17, 2010by Joy Esterberg An African man asked by a neighbor what he thought of the new school principal, replied, ďI donít know, I havenít seen him dance yet." This struck me as a very telling comment....
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Posted on June 21, 2010by Lexy Hi, my name is Lexy. I am 13 years old, and my dad has Parkinsonís disease. I donít really know what to write in this essay, but I think itís important that I share my story. I have...
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Posted on May 27, 2011 by Leonore Gordon As a 55-year old female poet and retired family therapist, with 12-plus years of living with Parkinsonís under my belt, I aim to take on PDFís challenge for Parkinsonís...
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Posted on January 26, 2011When Linda Giorgilli first signed up for Facebook, one of the worldís largest social networking sites, she thought it would be a nice way to connect with friends. †In the past two years, it has...
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Posted on April 15, 2011By Peter Gall   Dear Friends,My family and I traveled widely during my journalistic career, as far afield as Moscow and Singapore.  We did a good job of staying in touch with you...
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Posted on October 20, 2011By Ronald Rodrigues This formidable opponent has left my movements slow and clumsy. But I am determined to fight back. I watch my family and friends watching me as I tread cautiously down...
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Posted on March 21, 2012By Margaret Tennant Dear Friends, The purpose of this note is not to scare you, nor to ask for pity, but simply to share with you what I have been experiencing with Parkinsonís. It is hard for...
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Posted on August 01, 2013By Ron Grunhut This story was originally constructed as a photo essay. Visitors are encouraged to view the original essay by clicking here or on the cover image at right. I returned to work as...
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Posted on September 25, 2013By Claire Berman December 11, 2001 - the day that changed my life - was unseasonably mild. I had an appointment to see a renowned specialist in movement disorders to check out a slight tremor...
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