Parkinson's Fighter: Thierry

“I was 11 years old when my father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Back then my parents didn’t tell me anything, probably because they wanted to protect me. As a kid you notice nonetheless that something is different and you start looking for explanations yourself. For long time for instance I didn’t understand why my father had frolicked with my older brother but didn’t do that with me anymore. As some point I “grew into” the disease and sought for information myself. Today Parkinson’s is part of my life. I see this quite positively. Parkinson’s progresses only slowly, which means that in contrast to other diseases you still have a lot of time and that brings you closer together. Nothing or nobody can come between us in the family. But also in my circle of friends or in the patient association I experienced a lot of solidarity. Solidarity that our society is unfortunately often missing!”