There are millions of people with Parkinson’s disease worldwide. So I've got lots of company. :-)
An estimated five million people worldwide live with Parkinson's today. It is the second most common neurological disorder. In the United States, approximately 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. There is no known cure, but there is every reason to expect that one will be developed in the labs of science and medicine. The question is when.
Since even before I started experiencing the characteristic tremors, there's not much I could do in those labs to advance the timeline. But there is something I can do and that I'd encourage you to consider: donate to support the teams of researchers who are engaged in the work that will eventually develop a treatment.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). MJFF accelerates high-impact science with a commitment to urgency and efficiency. When you give today, 100 percent of your donation goes straight to MJFF’s work.
Please consider contributing to the effort.