Love, Politics & Parkinson’s disease

well, I finally got around to reading the book Saving Milly: Love, Politics, and Parkinson’s disease by Morton Kondrake, an American political commentator and journalist (his wiki page).

reading at Minnow Lake

it’s an honest insight about caregiving, funding, politics, research and love in the face of Parkinson’s disease.

In 1987, Milly notices that she can’t write a normal K and that her handwriting is becoming cramped (micrographia). She also notices a numbness in her fingers. At the age of 47, Milly is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
It chronicles their challenge through diagnosis, medication, complications, TWO surgeries, research, political advocacy for research funding… all in the name of a cure, but more importantly, love.
CBS made it into a tv-move in 2005, and you can watch it over 9-clips on YouTube, and/or watch the first 35-seconds of this one to get a synopsis…
i hope it inspires other to join the fight for PD, and advocate for better care/resources, research funding and ultimately a cure. much love.

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