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My name is Brian Baehr. I’m 52 and I have Parkinson’s disease. In 2007, at the age of 47, I noticed a slight hand tremor and began to struggle with my hand writing. As I would write, my large, all-capital letters began to shrink leaving the last few words of each sentence illegible.
When my dad was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2007, it was a huge blow for our family. See, he has always been the cool-headed anchor of our family, the calm voice of reason, and the center of physical and emotional strength.
Much has been proven supporting the benefits of exercise to those of us with Parkinson’s and yet it seems to me that there is a lot more to learn. This week I discovered yet another amazing peculiarity about Parkinson’s!
My name is Carl Ames and I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in early 2008 at the age of 46. My wife, Leisa, and I are parents of 5 children, and currently have 2 grandsons. At the time of this writing, January 2014, it has been 6 years since my diagnosis, and what a 6 years it has been!
I Beat Parkinson’s Disease at the Baehr Challenge! Driving to the Baehr Challenge Obstacle Course, I was feeling stressed, convinced I could not complete the course. My initial plan was to observe and cheer-on the participants. After I checked in and received my t-shirt, I was standing in line to begin the Course; I was […]
My name is William Heilmann. Had I not been burdened with Parkinson’s disease, the past six years would have been so much different now. History is history, but it can and does carry forward, and I use my experience as an illustration. The negative energy of regret, self-doubt, self-imposed social exclusion, and conceded physical road […]
My name is John Baumann. Unbelievably, I may have accomplished more in my life since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s than I did before showing the signs of the disease.
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 […]
My journey started in November 2018 when I noticed a tremor in my right forearm. I was diagnosed with essential tremor by a neurologist. We tried meds and nothing changed. Being a nurse, I of course took a dive into the internet. My tremor seemed to me to be a resting tremor. After a couple […]