Personal Stories

Our Supporters share thier personal Parkinson's Stories

Our Inspiring Supporters share their Parkinson’s Stories

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Celebrating our inspiring supporters… Over the coming weeks we will be releasing a series of stories, including supporters who have Parkinson’s, carers and Ambassadors. One of the best ways to bring awareness to Parkinson’s is simply through real life stories….

Shake It Up Hero – Liz

Friday, 9 September 2016

Our Shake It Up Hero this week is Liz who, together with her husband Bradden, is raising funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research and getting fitter at the same time! 1. What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s?…

Shake It Up Hero – Jacob

Friday, 26 August 2016

This week’s Shake It Up Hero is running for his Papa as part of Team Quinn in South Australia’s City to Bay. 1. What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s? My Papa. I love him. He is a really funny…

Shake It Up Hero – Marie

Friday, 19 August 2016

This week’s Shake It Up Hero is Marie who has been running, cooking, hosting and advocating for Shake It Up to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research. 1. What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s? My dad Damon was diagnosed…

Shake It Up Hero – Danielle

Friday, 22 July 2016

This week’s Shake It Up Hero is Danielle who is collaborating with her business network to raise funds for Parkinson’s research. 1. What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s? My father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2000. He was…

Shake It Up and Share – with Glenda

Friday, 15 July 2016

This week’s Shake It Up and Share is a follow up story from Glenda – a wonderfully inspiring member of our community who has now written a book about her Parkinson’s journey. 1. How old were you when you were…

5 Common Myths about Parkinson’s Caregiving

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

There’s a saying in the medical community that if you’ve seen one person with Parkinson’s, you’ve seen… one person with Parkinson’s. The same can be said for PD caregivers. Experiences with the disease vary widely, and symptoms change over time. That…

Shake It Up Heroes – Sandra & Noel

Friday, 24 June 2016

This week’s Shake It Up Heroes are Sandra and Noel who have been shaking things up at their local markets to support their Son Vaughan who is also one of our Shake It Up Heroes. 1. What Drives Your Commitment to…

Shake It Up and Share – with Chontelle

Friday, 3 June 2016

Chontelle recently lost her father who lived with Parkinson’s. Later this year she and her family are embarking on a road trip around Australia and they will be using the opportunity to raise awareness about Parkinson’s, Shake It Up and…

Shake It Up Hero – Kirrilly

Friday, 20 May 2016

This week’s Shake It Up Hero has honoured her Dad by completing a half marathon and in the process raised $1000 for Parkinson’s research. 1. What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s? My Dad suffered from Parkinson’s for around 10 years…

Living with PD: Janice Rowan

Monday, 26 October 2015

Today, Janice wants to share her personal story of living with Parkinson’s. From diagnosis to her positive outlook, she uses her creativity to stay on top! How old were you when you were diagnosed? 56. Tell us about being diagnosed?…

It’s Not Funny – Gary

Friday, 9 October 2015

Meeting Gary for the first time is like being welcomed as a friend. He’s easy to be be with and you soon forget that you’re surrounded by a successful business that he and his wife Jane have built. And it’s…

Shake It Up and Share – with Madonna

Friday, 19 June 2015

This week’s Shake It Up and Share comes from Madonna who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s almost three years ago. She shares the every day difficulties of living with Parkinson’s and her journey to becoming the leader of support group ‘Young at…

Shake It Up and Share – with David Morse

Friday, 22 May 2015

This week’s Shake It Up and Share comes from Western Australian David Morse, who since his diagnosis has discovered a passion for catching the beauty of our land through photography. Dave has generously decided to share some of his photos…