Bill Schmalfeldt is serving notice. It's time for Parkinson's disease patients to stop being invisible. It's time for a nationwide effort to raise awareness about crippling degenerative neurological disorder and the havoc it wreaks on American families - approximately 1.5 million people currently have a PD diagnosis with 50-thousand new cases each year. Having had PD himself since 2000 at age 45, Bill volunteered for experimental brain surgery in 2007. He spins a humorous, poignant, sometimes angry tale about his life with this incurable progressive neurological condition. He will soon retire from Federal service, planning to use his remaining time, focus and energy to help fund the research that will find the cure. In fact, 100% of the author proceeds from this book will be donated to Parkinson's research charities. This book should be owned by anyone who has Parkinson's, anyone who knows someone with PD, or anyone who might get Parkinson's someday - in other words - you!
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A Captivating narrative from a Parkinson's Patient
This book tells the true story of the personal experience of a Parkinson's patient as he goes through an experimental clinical trial, But also the aftermath and interactions with his family and the outside world during and after the procedure.
Since this is a true story, I give so much credit for the bravery the author had for going through a clinical trial and the support his wife gave him throughout the entire experience.
I think though very informational the interaction between the Author and his wife brought moments of laughter even as the author faced the unknown with this experimental trial.
This book made me think. There is so much that we do not know about this disease. There has been a lot of information put out about different neurological disorders but before reading this I realize I was in the dark about a lot of connections and differences that PD has to other disorders.
I would highly recommend this book. The audio is not the best of the best, but as the author can no longer record using his own voice and this is a prior recording from when he could with a bit added to it to form the extended version, it is still very good quality and interesting to hear this man's experience in his own words and voice.
PD from the inside: Informative and entertaining
- David Winograd "David Winograd"