Jennifer Traver

Jennifer Traver

At the age of 42, after experiencing a tremor in her left pinky, Jennifer was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease. Her first thoughts were shock and fear, as this diagnosis never crossed her mind. She knew nothing about Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease....
Joe and Stephanie Staub

Joe and Stephanie Staub

We were introduced to Parkinson 35 years ago when Joe’s father was diagnosed. Prior to that we had barely heard of Parkinson’s, let alone understood what it was. We were not his primary caregivers, but took on an ever-growing set of responsibilities around his...
Deborah Farmer

Deborah Farmer

September 19, 2020, a date I will always remember, the date I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. For me that word meant that my life was over, here I was 67 years old with a disease, that there was no cure for, and I was going to spend the rest of my life needing someone...
Steve Femminineo

Steve Femminineo

I was diagnosed nearly 16 years ago, and although I have had some physical decline, I maintain a generally optimistic outlook for the future. Early on, I made the decision to take the initiative to find out how to live my best life moving forward with this disease. As...
Todd Gardner

Todd Gardner

But I’m only 43, I can’t  have Parkinson’s.”   That was my reaction when I was first told I likely had PD.  It took another year of doctors to confirm that diagnosis. I spent several years wrestling, bargaining, and finally accepting that I had this progressive...