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Parkinson’s Disease & Supplemental Security Income


Parkinson's disease is a degenerative condition that affects motor and nervous system function. Parkinson’s disease can impact each person differently—causing a variety of symptoms that progress at di…
March 17, 2014

Lifestyle: Dating with Disease


I’ve always hated dating, so when I was thrown into singledom, this time with a vulnerable child, I was apprehensive at best. Then, two months after the worse type of rejection, my divorce, I was diag…
April 25, 2016

JBC + DBS: A Mostly-Love Story (Continued)


Besides a knack for receiving brain surgeries, my dad is now proficient in sheltering animals. Luna is his latest tenant. In the first half of our interview, my dad and I haphazardly recounted his his…
December 04, 2015

Flowers on Dr. Starr's Tie


In my last post, I recounted about half of my dad and my caffeinated adventure in San Francisco. The best has been saved for last. In fact, I break it down into acts: (I) Pete’s Deli on Divisadero Str…
October 16, 2015

Outside of Language


I hope to illuminate language as fluid; as diverse; as expressive. I hope to share this with my dad, and with anyone who feels outside of meaning.
May 18, 2015

Shaken to the Core


It’s started. But, I took an extra dose. Oh gosh, they’re looking. Where was I? Now it’s getting worse, because they’re looking. Make it STOP! Telling myself that is NOT working! Now, I’m rambling. I’…
April 13, 2016



In December of 2015 I took a leave of absence from my nursing career that has turned into my taking a permanent leave due to my Parkinson's. Most of us have had dreams of what it might be like to take…
June 13, 2016

Living with Hope


We sat down with Terry Harrigan, NWPF's Volunteer Director of Engagement, to hear her thoughts on living with Parkinson's, the HOPE Conference and volunteering with NWPF. TH: I am happier now than…
September 04, 2015

Get Moving!


There is an ongoing discussion regarding physical activity and Parkinson’s. We often hear quotes that exercise will help, if not outright cure, many of the symptoms we face with PD. And I believe it’s…
May 26, 2015

Bit on Basketball


My dad and I humble each other: Parkinson’s isn’t something you can pull on and off.
April 07, 2015

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