Welcome to Parking Suns – A Life with Parkinson’s Disease!
My name is Bruce Ballard. I am 63 years old and a Professional Development Specialist at the Bronx Charter School for Better Learning. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 2012, although I’d been living with the symptoms for a few years before that.
I’m starting this blog for two reasons:
1. I hope this blog perks up my well being. According to an article on the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Facebook page, “Research suggests that writing, and editing, our own stories may help reduce stress and boost health.” The Fox web article, by the way, was published on Feb. 6, my birthday.
2. Perhaps other people in the PD community and the world at large will find this blog worthwhile – either because of the articles and links I uncover, or else from the daily (near daily?) record of the ups and downs of my life with Parkinson’s disease.
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