Earlier this week, I wrote about participating in Parkinson’s awareness in a very public fashion. I know that for some, the vulnerability of being so public is very uncomfortable, so let’s talk about awareness on a quieter scale.
As you know, Parkinson’s can be very isolating. Withdrawing from social life because of physical limitations and the attention they draw is a natural inclination. Overcoming this isolation takes one step (literally and figuratively) at a time.
Instead of attending a vigil or writing a letter to the editor about your Parkinson’s experience, you could write or call a friend or family member unfamiliar with your journey. You could write your state or federal representatives advocating for increased research funding and resource support for the Parkinson’s community.
The Parkinson’s Comfort Project is here to support you in raising awareness to whatever extent you are comfortable. We have a section on our website dedicated to awareness raising and encourage you to contact us with your ideas and requests for support.
We look forward to hearing from you!