Paul Kaufman

Paul Kaufman

My father had Parkinson’s and was diagnosed at age 86 years young. I knew there was something wrong with myself but decided I would delay my diagnosis until my father passed. I was officially diagnosed with PD in 2009. I recently had DBS surgery which in my case...
Bill Farrington

Bill Farrington

I met my wife when we were both Disneyland employees and we have been married 50 years. I owned a running store for 5 years and then became a sales rep for ASICS Tiger for 12 years. I became the National Team Sales Manager, in charge of selling team shoes to schools...
Brandon Lascurain

Brandon Lascurain

I was diagnosed with advanced stage YOPD at age 40.  I have been through many ups and downs but nothing has made as much impact on my journey as having a mentor. It gave me a sense of hope to understand that others have the same struggles and continue to thrive! My...
Kimberly Fowler

Kimberly Fowler

As a PWP I feel that I am in a unique position to be of help to those in the Parkinson’s community. I used to be a very physically active person, competitive figure skating, ultimately ending up coaching. I also marched in the high school and college bands. I worked...
Marty Acevedo

Marty Acevedo

Marty currently has a waiting list as a mentor. Marty was diagnosed with essential tremor in 2004 and with Parkinson’s in 2010. Marty says that she experienced symptoms of gait disturbance, dystonia, and REM sleep behavior disorder 10 years prior to her diagnosis....