Facing Parkinson’s

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month! For April, I’m sharing a series I’m calling, Facing Parkinson’s. One of the ways I cope with Parkinson’s is by taking a beautiful photo or making art. Each day, I will share a photo or artwork that I’ve created that I hope helps you as you face Parkinson’s disease. My Parkinson’s diagnosis compelled me to write this blog, author two books, take pictures and make art, and launch a YouTube channel.

I have had symptoms of Parkinson’s disease since the age of 17. I was diagnosed at the age of 23, after 6 years and 9 different doctors. The image below was taken not too long after I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991. What seemed like a barrage of doctor’s opinions and pills, I was fortunate to receive a diagnosis, after what seemed like an eternity. It was a relief to finally have a name for the mysterious symptoms that I was experiencing. My Parkinson’s diagnosis set me on this journey over 30 years ago and I continue my commitment to provide education, entertainment, and inspiration to the Parkinson’s community.Karl Robb 2023

If you would like to read more about my journey with Parkinson’s, check out these posts:

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