Age diagnosed: 47
Specialist interest: Advocate engagement
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.