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Parky the Raccoon Helps Travelers Attend World Parkinson Congress 2016
Parky made its debut in Montreal at the World Parkinson Congress 2013. Selling these stuffed toy raccoons was a “last minute” fundraising idea, leaving no time to create and advertise a Parky fundraising campaign. Much to everyone’s surprise and delight, Parky … Continue reading
Robyn Michele Levy’s Brainwaves Join #FoxPDchat on Twitter — Friday April 17 at 12 pm ET
How is technology changing #Parkinsons research? Find out by joining @MichaelJFoxOrg for a scintillating #FoxPDchat on Twitter — Friday, April 17 at 12 pm ET.
Meet the World Parkinson Congress 2016 Ambassadors!
WPC 2016 Ambassadors play an important role: They all have Parkinson’s disease and have established themselves as dedicated and passionate leaders in PD communities close to home and around the world online; they’ve all attended at least one World Parkinson Congress; they … Continue reading
Robyn Michele Levy Joins World Parkinson Coalition’s Global Community of Bloggers!
I am so thrilled to be a blogging partner with World Parkinson Coalition — a nonprofit organization dedicated to a worldwide dialogue to help expedite the discovery of a cure and best treatment practices for this devastating disease. I will be one of … Continue reading
Posted in Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease, health, Parkinson's disease, research, travel, Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease Tagged artist Parkinson's disease, cure for Parkinsons, fficial WPC Blogger, Most of Me: Surviving My Medical Meltdown, Oregon, Portland, World Parkinson Coalition, WPC 2016, writer 2 Comments
The Art of Healing: 10 Inspiring People & Projects
Lately, I’ve been thinking about the word healing. Here are links to people & projects that inspire me: Rabbi Ronnie Cahana Howard Shifke Boundless Adventures Project Somos Roots of Empathy Mark O’Brien Porridge for Parkinson’s Stephen & Ondrea Levine Out … Continue reading
Posted in Art, books, health, Parkinson's disease, research Tagged activists, Art of Healing, artists, Boundless Adventures, CampOUT, Healing, Howard Shifke, inspiration, Mark O'Brien, mental health, Out On Screen, poets, Porridge For Parkinsons, Project Somos, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana, Roots of Empathy, Stephen & Ondrea Levine, teachers, writers Leave a comment
Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month Presents “Brainstorm For a Cure”
It was a dark and brainstormy night for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Fox Trial Finder, The World Parkinson Congresses, The Pacific Parkinsons Research Institute, National Parkinson Foundation, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, Parkinson’s Humor, Davis Phinney Foundation, Parkinson’s Action Network, American Academy of … Continue reading
Vancouver’s Porridge For Parkinson’s Fundraiser Is On Sunday, November 18
Get out your spoons! Get out your wallets! The 12th Annual Porridge For Parkinson’s takes place Sunday, November 18th. If you can’t be there in person, you can donate on line.
Posted in family, health, Parkinson's disease, research Tagged Fundraiser, health, Marg Meikle, Parkinson's, Parkinson's disease, porridge, Porridge For Parkinsons, Vancouver Leave a comment
One of Those Days
Have you ever had “one of those days” when you feel moody and muddled and not at your best? Well, I’ve been having “many of those days” lately. My Neuropsychiatrist assures me things will improve — once he finds the … Continue reading
Posted in Art, health, Parkinson's disease, research Tagged brain chemistry, brain disorders, chemistry, drug cocktail, health, medication, mental health, moody, muddled, neuropsychiatrist, science 2 Comments
Brave Bev Ribaudo Prepares for Deep Brain Stimulation
Last week, I heard it through the Tweet-vine, that my funny friend Bev Ribaudo (who also has early onset Parkinson’s disease) was getting DBS: Deep brain stimulation. I won’t go into all the gory details, mostly because just thinking about … Continue reading