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Make like Jake

Jake Bean is a defenseman with the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes. The Hurricanes finished the regular season at the top of the league’s standings and played through to the second round of the playoffs where they ran into an unforgiving wall from somewhere in Florida. Cracking the Hurricane’s very highly regarded defense corps this past season …

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Father’s Day story: Barry Clark

My Father’s Day story actually starts by talking about my mum.  She was diagnosed with young onset PD over 25 years ago.  For many years she has had minimal and manageable symptoms, and on their retirement from teaching, my parents enjoyed camping, international travel, spending time with family, and walking together almost daily. Over the …

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Bill and Jacqueline’s Story

My name is Jacqueline McKay. I’m from Calgary, Canada but have lived in Brisbane, Australia for a year.  My dad Bill, was diagnosed with Parkinson disease 7 years ago. I still remember the moment I noticed. Dad had picked me up, and the vehicle was shaking as he was driving.  We realized his foot was tremoring, …

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Monty & Yolande Schnieder

Monty and Yolande came to Parkinson Association of Alberta shortly after learning of Monty’s Parkinson disease diagnosis. They shared with us the impact our programs and support have made in moving forward with hope. Their story Our neurologist suggested we contact PAA for support and information after confirming Monty’s diagnosis just over a year ago. …

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Carol’s Story

Carol and her family were no strangers to Parkinson disease when they received news of her diagnosis. They had witnessed first-hand the dread that accompanied such news, but they also knew where they could go to find hope. Support makes all the difference Nearly a year ago we got the diagnosis that my wife Carol …

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