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.
Posted on July 13, 2009By Sherri Woodbridge
When, at the age of eight, I was teaching school to my students - my monkey, Pinkie, my life-sized doll, Brenda, and my Raggedy Ann doll, Annie - English and creative...
Posted on April 23, 2009An Interview with Dan Kiefer
Dan Kiefer, a member of PDF’s People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council (PPAC) and
a long-time member of Team Parkinson, a group that raises money for PD research,...
Posted on March 13, 2010by Nicky BlakeneyI first realized something was wrong with me in the fall of 1998.
I began to avoid being with people. Things that I never noticed before started to make me very uncomfortable. ...
Posted on August 06, 2011If you read the medical definition of Parkinson's, it sounds like a drawn out oxymoron. Parkinson's is a degenerative neurological disease characterized by involuntary movements and lack of...
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 eHarmony.com TV commercials. After overcoming...
Posted on June 01, 2016by Peter Gall Five years ago, I wrote a letter in which I invited friends and relatives from near and far to visit us in Minneapolis in spite of my Parkinson’s disease. (PDF News & Review,...
Posted on August 08, 2009by Laurie Manna
My life as an adult has always been fast moving, an eventful ride that I have taken with enthusiasm. And then, sha-bam! I was diagnosed with Early Onset PD, and I was totally...
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...
Posted on July 13, 2009by Todd Bischoff, M.S., CCLS
"I'm sorry. You have Parkinson's disease." I stood in the parking lot, the receipt flapping in my trembling hand, completely stunned by the words I had just heard....
Posted on July 10, 2014
By Marc Sherman, J.D.
“We have two lives ... the life we learn with and the life we live after that. Suffering is what brings us towards happiness.”
~ Bernard Malamud, The Natural