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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 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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Posted on September 16, 2011Annie Konopka is a mother of two and she has been married to Joe for 20 years. Before she married Joe, Annie was very interested in a TV/Modeling career. She attended John Casablanca Modeling...
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Posted on December 29, 2009By Earl Love I was diagnosed with PD in June 2004. My Creative Outlet??? I had been making wine as a hobby since 1989 and my wife and I have now won both Texas and International awards with...
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