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Confession from an Artist with Parkinson’s Disease

It’s been – and still is – a long, hot summer. Miraculously, I’ve managed not to melt. More incredible, I worked up the courage to buy some real art supplies. Stuff I intentionally stopped using when diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Why? By avoiding … Continue reading

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World Parkinson Congress 2016 Launches “Portland Countdown” #WPCPodcast Today — Tuesday June 2, 2015

I’m a firm believer that knowledge is power. That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about Portland Countdown.  This new series of free educational podcasts — hosted by two highly experienced journalists (who are also living with Parkinson’s) — … Continue reading

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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

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Today’s Big Pharma Forecast For Robyn Michele Levy’s Brain

Today is a brave new day in your neurodegenerative life!  Your brain chemistry — probably your dopamine levels — are out of whack and causing havoc: On/Off symptoms; body trembling; sleep deprivation. Begin neurologist’s new (and improved?) medication regime. Keep track of side-effects. Resist urge … Continue reading

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Sayonara Synthetic Dyes — I Was Still Raised on Kraft Dinner® and Gold Stars!

Raised on Kraft Dinner and Gold Stars © Robyn Michele Levy 1989 Raised on Kraft Dinner® and gold stars Chauffeured ‘round in fancy cars Pop-Tart® farts at the breakfast table T.V. Dinners with Rogers cable Froot Loops® drowned in two-percent Do … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From “Chasing Hope Through Humour & Art” in Medicine Hat

Parkinson Alberta‘s Beth Metcalf — who read my book twice and started planning this speaking engagement 3 years ago — is a multitalented, multitasking, make-it-happen maven (aka Client Services Coordinator). Parkinson Alberta has an awesome team of staff and volunteers dedicated to the Parkinson’s community. Medicine … Continue reading

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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.

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Robyn Michele Levy Brings “Chasing Hope Through Art & Humour” to Medicine Hat, Alberta This Tuesday, April 14

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm OR 7:00 pm at Medicine Hat Public Library For free tickets or more information call 403-526-5521

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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

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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

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