As a child growing up in England, April 1st was a day to play tricks on one's class mates (we called it "April Fool's Day"). This date also happened to be the birthday of a beloved aunt of mine. Little did I know back then, that the 1st April would have a very different significance later on in my life. April 1st is the beginning of Parkinson's Awareness Month. By getting together, joining forces, with one loud united voice we can make the world stop and listen, take notice, and most importantly make a difference. If you would like to see 30 ways to raise awareness take a look at The Parkinson's DiseaseFoundation site. Each person is like a singular piece of a puzzle, but put us all together, and you have a clear strong picture. See what you can do this April to be piece of a global Parkinson jigsaw puzzle. Take a moment to look at my latest article on The Huffington Post. Wishing you all a very good weekend, and most of all good health!
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.