I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2013 after experiencing tremors, decreased arm sway, and acting out dreams. After my diagnosis, I learned as much as possible about Parkinson’s and participated in numerous clinical trials. It seems like there’s a reason for Parkinson’s in my life. It has given me more time to help other people. I may never kick Parkinson’s, but I know that I can live a better life and be a better person because of Parkinson’s. I am up for the adventure and hope to inspire others by leading by example.
I live well by having a very active lifestyle. In addition to intense exercise, I am learning Spanish, playing the piano, and journaling. I believe that by stretching myself to do things that are difficult, I can build the confidence and motivation to keep learning and developing.
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