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The Day My Family Was Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease

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Almost three years ago, after a long fight to receive a diagnosis, I sat across from my doctor and heard him say four little words that changed my life forever, “You have Parkinson’s disease.” In reality, what he should have said is, “Your family has Parkinson’s disease.” It has taken me almost three years to realize this truth and understand that this was not just about me, it was about us. “…in sickness, and in health…”.

Almost 24 years ago, about this time of year, my bride and I were standing face to face, looking into each other’s eyes, making this very promise.

Little did we know the path then that we would be on now. Unknown to us, our journey would consist much more of sickness, and much less of health.

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