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For an artist, having control of your hands means everything. So when Don, a retired art teacher, started experiencing shakiness in his right hand, it threatened to put his lifelong love on hold.

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Approximately six years ago, Pat started noticing tremors getting worse in her right hand. She didn’t think it was noticeable and kept it a secret from most people that she knew.

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Roger Evans has been a woodworker for 40 years, making detailed cabinets and custom furniture. “It’s my hobby and my passion. I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t do it anymore.”

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Before Brenda Reams had deep brain stimulation (DBS), her days centered around controlling the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Since having DBS surgery, her days now revolve around her interests.

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Rob Reeser was shocked by the diagnosis of Parkinson’s at the age of 30. Since DBS last year, Reeser, now 42 says, “I have my life back, and my kids have their dad back.”

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