My name is Mary Ellen Federico. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s about a year and a half ago. I have dealt with its challenges to my daily life with the support of my husband, family and friends along with my team of my doctor, physical therapist, support groups, exercise class instructors, etc. It has certainly changed my life, and I have discovered there are ways to continue on into a “new normal” future!
In 2001, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. I was 30 years old, and like most, thought only old people had it. To say the news was devastating would be a gross understatement. I quickly assimilated all the information I could on this thing and did what anybody else would do. I went to a […]