Parkinson's research turns personal for 'Brain Storms' author
One interesting thing about getting a disease is you become a member of a tribe, and it's one of the nicest things about having a disease, you get to meet a whole bunch of people you never would have met before: my fellow 'parkies'.- Jon Palfreman
As a science journalist, Jon Palfreman has gone deep on topics ranging from autism to climate change... winning big awards such as the Peabody for his work along the way.
But his latest subject, chose him.
Jon Palfreman has been immersed in the world of Parkinson's disease since his own diagnosis, just over four years ago.
Parkinson's country, is a place where more than 7-million people worldwide already live. Including more than 100,000 Canadians.
And now Jon Palfreman, too.
The writer, and University of Oregon journalism professor's new book is called "Brain Storms." (Read an excerpt from the book)
Jon Palfreman joined Anna Maria from Seatlle.
If you're one of the 'Parkies' too, and want to share your experience, get in touch.
This segment was produced by The Current's Liz Hoath.