My life hasn’t been the same since that day in 2003. Even with my medications, I still have tremors at least two to three times daily. When that happens, I can’t talk on the phone or type because my arms get so tight that I lose strength. The tremors knock me off balance and make me feel exhausted.
Through it all, though, I’ve discovered an altruistic side of myself that I never knew before. Helping others with Parkinson’san incurable chronic degenerative diseasehas become my mission. Since my diagnosis, I’ve raised nearly $200,000 for the cause, and I’m working on new ways to help. My hope is to inspire others to join me.