Tell the World: Daddytom Shares His Experiences with Parkinson’s

To continue our series in honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, here’s another interview to bring you “the patient voice.”   We recently featured this interview with three-star member daddytom in the April edition of our Parkinson’s Community newsletter. Read on to learn what he has to say about finding courage, recognizing mentors and raising awareness about the disease. * * * (Amy) Where do you find courage? (Daddytom) I don’t know if I have ever really thought about where I get courage from.  Tough question.  I find courage from several sources.  One is my faith in God.  I believe he is always here with me and only wants the best for me.   Can he cure Parkinson’s disease? Yes I believe he can.  Will he cure Parkinson’s disease?  I do not think so.   I think we are all given different trials throughout our lives.  And how we handle these trials makes us either stronger or weaker.I also get courage from my bride of 30+ years.  She is my best friend and confidant.   I can tell her my troubles and cares and she will listen.  And I get my courage from my support group and from PatientsLikeMe.   There is always someone facing worse …

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