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Receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson’s can be scary and isolating. Doctors are not necessarily in tune with just how devastating a diagnosis of Parkinson’s can be to an individual. As a mentor and someone with Parkinson’s, I hope to alleviate some of the fears, uncertainty and anxiety that often accompanies a diagnosed by giving them someone to talk to. I would encourage them to share their experiences and concerns and I could provide them with information on a number of local resources.
I am a Reno, Nevada native, with degrees from UNR, the New England Conservatory of Music and Cornell Law School. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2005, and eventually had to retire from both my music and law careers. I have, however, remained active in retirement, with fishing and other outdoor activities, woodworking and music composition.
I always want to help people find the positive side of Parkinson’s – the people they will meet and interact with. Diagnosed with PD in 2017 I’ve learned that fighting PD is most important and not a death sentence.