Age diagnosed: 47
Specialist interest: Advocate engagement
“I want total inclusion of all people associated with Parkinson’s as equal members with equal input into our progress to improve quality of life and to ultimately find a cure!”
My journey with Parkinson’s started in 1996 where I relied heavily upon my local support group to help me come to terms with the diagnosis. I found that focusing on supporting others ultimately allowed me to regain a pride and appreciation for work, that I had lost after discovering I had Parkinson’s. Now I work as a global advocate to ease the burden of Parkinson’s and find a cure. I’m prepared to do as much as I can for the cause.
“I’d like there to be more peace, understanding and acceptance.”
Pregnancy in Parkinson’s, 2 children since diagnosis.