Category Archives: Parkinson’s disease

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

In  2010, the U.S. Senate designated April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Since then, Parkinson’s communities around the globe have boosted their year-round PD awareness campaigns every April. Considering approximately 6.3 million people worldwide have this affliction, public education is important. … Continue reading

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Update From Robyn Michele Levy’s Brain

This week is full of joy and sorrow: My mother passed away 2 years ago this March 14th My sister’s birthday is March 15th My daughter’s birthday is March 19th Maintain regular medication regime while riding emotional roller-coaster. Do not adjust … Continue reading

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Happy 76th Birthday Dad!

The official name on his birth certificate reads Gordon Levy. I call him Dad. Other people call him Gord, Go-Go, Buckwheat Zydeco, Gordoon, Gordy, Zaidy, Zee-Zee, Gordo, Daddy-o, Mr. Got-to-go, Mr. L, Mr. G, Uncle Gordon, husband of Lea, son … Continue reading

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Health Tip #40

Listen to the crackling fire’s dying embers and flickering flames “Sticks and stones, skin and bones, we are all the same.”

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Happy Open Heart New Year!

Last week, my husband had open heart surgery. Last night he was discharged from hospital. Today, he held my hand and we set out on the road to recovery. For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, and … Continue reading

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Somewhere In The Rainbow: Marg Meikle – CBC’s The Answer Lady & Parkinson’s Disease Warrior

February 15, 1956 — December 21, 2013 Marg is/was/always will be my hero So brave, committed, inspiring, talented, loved May she rest in peace

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Vancouver’s Porridge For Parkinson’s Fundraiser Is On Sunday, November 17

Get out your spoons! Get out your wallets! The 13th Annual Porridge For Parkinson’s takes place Sunday, November 18th. If you can’t be there in person, you can donate on line.

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Dear WestJet Employee organizing “Win a Free Flight” contest

I think I should win this contest considering my leg involuntarily lifts up in this exact position! And not just while I’m hugging someone. Also while chopping vegetables, loading the dishwasher & much to my chagrin — whenever I see a … Continue reading

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I’m Still Waiting for Craig Ferguson…

I’m still waiting for Craig Ferguson “to plunge his patriotic flagpole into my foreign soil…and when he does I’ll say, It’s A Great Day For Canada!” — page 197  Most Of Me: Surviving My Medical Meltdown

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We’re Bringing SexySickChicLit to WORD Vancouver on Sunday, September 29th

Word Vancouver, Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading, kicks off today and continues through the weekend. Please join Kim Clark and me this Sunday at 3:30 pm in the Canada Writes Tent for some of our sassy SexySickChicLit.

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