Parkinson Informative Speech

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“I don't think you ever accept that you have Parkinson's disease, but you do need to learn to live with it. Don't let it live your life for you. Do what you can, when you can, and stay positive because this will always help,” Michael J. Fox. Denial, helplessness, and anger, these are all normal symptoms persons feel after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. For most it’s like an unsuspected blow to the stomach, painful, shocking, but instead of the pain going away, it never does. The world around them starts moving quickly while they stay motionless in the middle of it all, with one thought. How could this happen? Michael J Fox says “Nobody would choose to have a disease visited upon them, but once it does and you receive the life…show more content…
Teal Swan says “ We do not fear the unknown…we fear what we think we know about the unknown. So what is Parkinson’s disease? It’s a progressive disorder of the central nervous system that causes tremors, muscle stiffness, slowness of movement, poor balance and mobility. It can even make everyday activities such as dressing, eating, bathing and writing difficult. I’m sure it sounds overwhelming right. Many persons can’t imagine going from being a self-supporting, able bodied and healthy individual to being progressively, and chronically ill. This can be hard to come to terms with, and many persons never accept that they have Parkinson’s disease but the key is learning to live with it. But the hardest part for some newly diagnosed patients is the feeling of dread of how others will react. Many fear that others will look at them differently. And yes unfortunately this happens, however the more we educate ourselves about the disease the better we are able to deal with it…show more content…
What do they have in common? Two words… Parkinson’s disease. They were all diagnosed and had to live with this disease. There are between seven to ten million persons living with Parkinson's disease . While there are many, an example of one who has persevered past this illness and encourages others with the disorder while being successful is Michael J. Fox. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 29 years old after he realized he had a twitch in his pinkie. A few years after being diagnosed he shared the news with the public and later on committed his life towards increasing Parkinson’s disease research. He was committed to understanding as much as he could about the disease in order for him and others to eradicate the fears associated with it. In 2000 he launched the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, which the New York Times has called “the most credible voice on Parkinson’s research in the world. His foundation and his personal visible determination to live his best life with Parkinson’s disease has helped and inspired so many persons with Parkinson’s disease. He even was able to come back to acting in 2012 despite the doctor saying when he was first diagnosed that he would only have ten years left. Michael J. Fox was determined to fight back and not be a victim. You shouldn’t let Parkinson’s disease hold you back from

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