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.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

You made my day!

I received the most beautiful e-mail yesterday from a lady whose mother has Parkinson’s. I was very touched and moved by her heart-warming words, which let me know each day as I sit here writing to the world, not knowing who is reading what I write, that someone somewhere knows exactly what I am going through. Only a fellow Parkinson sufferer can truly understand what it is like to live each day with this terrible debilitating disease that robs us of our dignity and pride. There are millions of Parkinson’s sufferers throughout the world, and we are united in our daily struggles and our deepest wishes that a cure be found quickly. I have been given the opportunity of helping others through my writing, but strangely, like a boomerang, I often receive in return support and comfort from complete strangers, who are part of the “Worldwide Parkinson Family” we find ourselves part of. I wish you all well and thanks in particular to a lady for taking the time to write to me – you made my day!

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