In honour of Parkinson's Awareness Month this April, we will be sharing stories from members of the Parkinson's disease community to inspire hope, spread awareness, and empower others.
Every journey with Parkinson's is unique. The disease can run in families, or come as a complete surprise. Often, many people with Parkinson's don't understand much about the disease until they themselves are diagnosed. This Awareness Month, we invite you to share your journey by submitting a letter written to your younger self.
Think of when you were first diagnosed, and all of the questions, worries, and emotions you had at the time. What advice would you give your younger self? What do you know now that you wish you had known then? Use the form below to submit your responses, or email your letter to Jovana Vranic, Marketing & Communications Senior Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These letters may be shared throughout the month of April in our awareness campaign on social media, on our website, and in newsletters to our community. If you would like your story to remain anonymous if published, please indicate this in the form below. Please be sure to include your contact information in your submission if you would like to be notified if your story is published. Your contact information will remain confidential, and will not be shared online.
We welcome letters from anyone affected by Parkinson's, whether you were recently diagnosed, or living with the disease for decades. Carepartners and family members are also encouraged to share their stories. Thank you for your interest!
Submit Your Letter