01 May 2019
There’s a song running through my head as I reflect on April being Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Awareness month. It’s Kool & The Gang’s hit from 1980, Celebration. In case you don’t recall, it started, “There’s a party goin’ on right here. A celebration to last throughout the years…”, with the refrain, “Come on now…Celebration…Let’s all celebrate and have a good time!”. Now why, you might ask, would anyone want to celebrate Parkinson’s? You’re right, but it’s not the disease I’m celebrating. I’m celebrating the people who fight Parkinson’s Disease day in and day out. I’m referring to those who suffer from the disease, their family members, caretakers, and the researchers working for a cure or symptom relief.