Finding another Gaucher patient is always exciting, seeing there are only approximately 10,000 of us worldwide. So imagine my surprise and delight in connecting with a lady who not only was born with Gaucher, but shares much in common with me. Despite living in different countries, the Internet has brought us together, and a bond, a collaboration of sorts has been founded. Emma Rooney has her own Web site if you'd like to take a look at what this incredible lady has been up to. Over the last few years since I began campaigning, I have come across some amazing people. If one could somehow put us all in one room, and harness the determination, strength of character, inspirational unstoppable work that we are all doing in one form or another; the potential is mind blowing.
Parkinson's disease being fairly common, already reaching several million, unfortunately the number of patients diagnosed continue to grow. In various countries around the world, there are support groups and foundations tirelessly doing fantastic work to raise money towards finding a cure and offering good sound advice and support to sufferers and their caregivers. In other words, one could say that the global Parkinson's community is well organised and has got its act together.
I invite you to take a look at my article this week in The Huffington Post. I wish you all a very good weekend, and to a friend who knows why there's a dent in an old filing cabinet; I'm so glad you're feeling a bit better.