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Consider Making a Donation
A candid look at Parkinson's Disease from my point of view. Including my decision to have DBS Surgery and how Drive Away Parkinsons was founded.
You don't realize what you have until it's gone. This sentiment has never meant more to me as it did when I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. It comes on slowly. While you are walking you trip occasionally, you notice that small gestures are slower than they used to be and you're talking to people but you are not making facial expressions when you think you are. All of these things happened to me but I didn't think anything of them. I went to a neurologist and he explained to me what was going on. I had to accept that I have Parkinson's disease.
With Parkinson's disease you manage the symptoms. It is two steps forward and one step back every day. This is because there is no cure. Drive Away Parkinson's Inc. has been established to raise money to help find a cure.
I was asked to participate in a podcast about Parkinsons Disease and the DBS surgery I had. I was honored to be asked so I did.
The podcast is part of a series called “This is Your Brain with Dr. Phil Stieg“. It is about how the brain affects your health and life. Dr. Phil Stieg is Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and founder and Chairman of the Weill Cornell “Medicine Brain and Spine Center.
The Parkinson's podcast is hosted by Dr. Phil Stieg and includes Dr. Michael Kaplitt, my neurosurgeon and myself. It is a 2 part series discussing Parkinsons and DBS surgery. We discuss how the symptoms of Parkinson's disease progress and can degrade your quality of life. In Part 2 we discussed my view of the Deep Brain Stimulation surgery I had in the Fall of 2019.
To listen to the podcasts click the links below.
Part 1 - Facing Parkinson's Disease
Part 2 - Fighting Parkinson's with DBS
Living with Parkinson’s disease can sometimes be confusing and scary especially if you live on your own. I have created a blog to document my experiences from the time I was diagnosed with the disease through DBS Surgery and beyond.
Use the link below to access my blog.
The following was posted on Social Media by Team Fox:
Congratulations to Elizabeth Larsen and the Drive Away Parkinson's Board of Directors! Their creativity and commitment to fundraising has brought in over $5,000 for Parkinson's research! When they made the difficult decision to postpone their 4th annual golf outing a new event was added to the calendar: an outdoor concert. This socially distant afternoon was so much fun to host that going forward Drive Away Parkinson's plans to hold BOTH events. Thank you Elizabeth and the DAP Board!
Thank you to the staff at Big Shots, the band Johnny Fish and the Finns and those of you that attended or donated to a very successful Outdoor Fundraiser. A good time was had by all!
It's not to late to make a Donation.
Since the company was founded in 2016 we have raised and donated $50,000 to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Do You Know Someone who has Parkinson's Disease?
If so there is no cure for this disease. You have to manage the symptoms. Show your support in our mission to find a cure by making a Donation.
Thank you to everyone who generously donates to Drive Away Parkinsons for Parkinson's Research. We greatly appreciate your support.
Every dollar helps so please think about making a donation.
Drive Away Parkinsons is a 501c3, Nonprofit Company. This means your donation is tax deductible.
Donations can be made by check or using PayPal.
You too can show your support. if you make a $25 donation we will send you a hat. Supplies are limited.
$10 Donation = 1 Mask
$20 Donation = 3 Masks