3 posts tagged “BrownCat”

The Patient Voice | Episode 5: A Little Elbow Grease and a “Can Do” Attitude

Posted November 2nd, 2010 by


I don’t think about what I can’t do,
I think about what I can do.  – Cher441

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Over the past month, we’ve heard several stories about how PatientsLikeMe Parkinson’s Disease community members came together online and made a quilt that has traveled all around the world providing warmth, comfort and a sense of unity for each of its recipients. So where is the quilt now and what is it being used for?

I recently sat down with member Cher441, who currently has the quilt. An advocate for raising awareness about Parkinson’s, Cher441 is involved with many support groups including, The Courageous Steps Group, The Parkinson’s Disease Bootcamp group, The Ohio Parkinson Foundation Northeast Region group, as well as several other local awareness groups near her.  Recently, The Courageous Steps and Parkinson’s Disease Bootcamp groups hosted events where Cher441 brought the quilt for everyone to see.

Being a member of so many groups didn’t come easy to Cher441 in the beginning and she credits the connections she has made through PatientsLikeMe as the kick-start for her involvement in everything else.  Listen in to my conversation with Cher441 about how she has been using the quilt to raise awareness about Parkinson’s Disease.

As this podcast series about the PatientsLikeMe Parkinson’s quilt comes to an end, there’s no doubt that the story goes on.  Thank you to all of my guests who have contributed to this first series, including PokieToo, Browncat, VigWig, Aunti J and Cher441.  You’ve warmed and inspired us all with your pieces of this quilt.

Stay tuned for more of The Patient Voice in the coming weeks.

PatientsLikeMe member afleishman


The Patient Voice | Episode 2: The Warmth Of A Quilt

Posted October 12th, 2010 by

browncat-patch1“When I saw the quilt, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh! It’s beautiful!’…I felt like I was visiting with all of these other people.” – BrownCat87

Wrap yourself up with the PatientsLikeMe Parkinson’s Disease quilt and Episode 2 of “The Patient Voice” podcast series. In our first episode, we heard from PokieToo, creator of the PatientsLikeMe Parkinson’s Disease quilt, and learned about how it all got started.

Today’s guest is BrownCat87, an active member of the PD community who contributed to the quilt.  In this podcast, BrownCat87 shares about everything from her experiences with depression to how DBS has helped her manage her condition to how this quilt made her feel like she was a part of something special.  Listen in!

PatientsLikeMe member afleishman