Blue Ridge, Georgia
I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in January 2001 at age 33. Since my diagnosis, I have grown to know the importance of being an active member in my treatment and learned how to be my own best advocate. Living well with Parkinson’s is a daily goal involving the body, soul, and mind. In addition to having a healthy and active lifestyle, living well includes finding the right movement disorder specialist: one who listens and works with my goals, expectations, and medical needs.
As an Ambassador, I want people living with Parkinson’s to know that they’re not alone on this journey. Being an Ambassador is an honor because it provides a voice to the Parkinson’s community. It brings passionate people with Parkinson’s and those who care for them together to share their personal challenges with Parkinson’s. As a person with Young Onset Parkinson’s and an advocate, I am dedicated to changing the face of Parkinson’s by engaging my peers and raising awareness across generations.
Read Kimerly’s article from our Dream Big series here.