Honoring Parents

Motherhood and Parkinson’s Disease

Brandi doesn't let Parkinson's disease get in the way of her parenting

April is Parkinson’s awareness month. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It is a disease that doesn’t have much funding for research for a cure, but people like Michael J. Fox have been bringing more light to the effects of it. In the recent issue of Parade magazine, Fox talks about the joy he finds as a parent and a husband – that fuels him to battle Parkinson’s disease.

We admire those who fight the daily battle against Parkinson’s disease especially those who juggle being moms and dads and the daily impact of this disease. In December of 2010 we met a mom named Brandi who at the time was pregnant while fighting Parkinson’s disease. Pregnancy can take a toll on one’s body especially when you can’t take your medications for a sickness. Brandi handled the entire situation with humor, grace and strength. She now has a beautiful baby boy who joined her family of five.

If you know someone who has Parkinson’s disease, you know the daily challenges they face. This month please consider donating to help find a cure.

Posted April 2, 2012

by MichelleH

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