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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 June 02, 2009By Gary Sorkin The genesis I noticed this thing happening to me about a year ago. It was too dumb to think it was anything but my imagination. I was having trouble putting on a jacket. ...
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Posted on January 13, 2011By Lillian Gallego - I've had Parkinson's disease for 2 years. This is my story of how I am dealing with it and how my family is helping me cope through this tough time in my life. Not having...
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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 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 April 26, 2010by Joseph Hilferty I was diagnosed with early-onset PD some fifteen years ago and I had been showing symptoms since I was about 25. People often think that PD is "merely" a movement disorder....
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Posted on April 21, 2011I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I will be 62 this year. Never in a million years would I believe that I would have a stroke and Parkinsonís disease. I was always so active, working out at...
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Posted on April 08, 2011My nightmare began in the spring of 1999, with the shaking of my left pinky finger. I use to laugh it off, attributing it to our new local Starbucks. I'd say to my friends, "Hey look guys, me...
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Posted on August 17, 2009by Jim HayesI had DBS surgery in December 2006 after having been diagnosed with Parkinson's since 2000. I was amazed by the way my tremor came under control. Since then I have been playing golf...
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Posted on March 18, 2011 I have Parkinsonís. I was diagnosed eleven years ago when I was 49. It was a tough reality for me, especially after I started learning about the disease and what it can do to a person. ...
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Posted on March 22, 2011I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 13 years ago. Part of that diagnosis was comment on my lack of facial expression, the infamous Parkinson's mask. I didn't think much about this until...
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