About me

I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Welcome back Michael J. Fox

The actor, Michael J. Fox, was diagnosed in 1991 at the age of 29 with Parkinson’s, and became a staunch activist in bringing this lousy disease into the public’s eye. Michael created the Michael J. Fox Foundation which has over the years raised millions towards research and development in finding better medicines and ultimately a cure. As a celebrity who everyone adored, this gave him the ability of bringing Parkinson’s to the forefront of the world’s stage. What great news to hear that Michael is returning to work and will be appearing in a new NBC comedy, playing none other than the part of a family man with Parkinson’s. Who more fitting could portray such a role? Unlike most actors, sadly Michael doesn't have to spend hours researching or getting into character, as he unfortunately has many years under his belt preparing him for this very task. Through this series, the general public will become more aware of what it means to live with Parkinson’s – and what better medium than television, staring a well-loved actor that we have long missed seeing on our screens. Welcome back Michael !

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