||I am a person with Parkinson's Disease. The diagnosis 6 and a half years ago rocked my world and turned it upside down. I have learned so many things since my diagnosis, for example right now, I've been trying to write a comment to Ellen for more than hour: It's called patience with myself. I wanted to comment about the many faces of PD and how we are all so different in the progression of the disease. Along with many others, I am active in finding a cure for PD, one important activity, I joined the Parkinson's Action Network to do advocacy work on Capitol Hill to secure funding for Parkinson's research to find a PD cure and other PD interest.
I am active in our local PD support group, serve on various committees,and have participated in several clinical trials.
I am determined to do as much as I can despite effects of PD. I am not going down without the good fight.
Most important I am a wife and mother and grandmother, I feel that I have a great positive outlook for almost everything I do and especially with people.
If I had one wish, it would beto secure more funding to find a PD cure, I will not stop doing or looking for possibilities to make my "wish come true."