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.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Parkinson’s Awareness Day - April 11th 2015

How are you going to mark Parkinson’s Awareness Day this year? Are we doing all we can as a community? There is no room for complacency. Now is the time to stand up and be counted for if we don’t, who will speak on our behalf? You may be wondering what you can do, and how you can possibly make a difference. Every person can contribute something, and by pulling resources and joining together, with the common goal of finding a cure, this is surely our best way forward.

Speaking from the heart and personal experience, Lisa Vanderburg, who doesn’t sugar coat anything, like myself continues to campaign, and came up with a powerful slogan:


The 11th April is a special day worldwide,
To help spread awareness all efforts applied.
For its “Parkinson’s Awareness Day” didn’t you know?
The community band together and jointly we show.
Help us mark this day to highlight our plight,
Let’s make some noise, and in unity we’ll fight.
We are going to “party” and spread the word,
To dispel misinformation that many have heard.

(Written by Elaine Benton ©2015)

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  1. Hello Elaine. I truly enjoy your writing and the positive messages you share. I would like to invite you to read my blog which I've undertaken for Parkinson's Awareness Month and The Parkinson's Movement, supported by the Parkinson's Society British Columbia.
    Regards, Donna

  2. Wooow amazing. Thanks for sharing.