I was asked to put together a short bio for a Parkinson’s blog here’s what I’ve come up with so far…kinda…
Benjamin M Prewitt
Diagnosed with PD 11/7/10 aT 40 years old.
Hi there. Thanks for stopping in it’s great to see you. I’m here to tell you story about how I’ve overcome the obstacles that Parkinson’s disease presents daily. It’s a tale of loss and love, a story of strength and commitment in the face of what simply is a “incurable progressive neurological disorder .” Let that reality sink in for a second before you continue,please.
See Parkinson’s disease is different for everyone. I presented with “central pain” stiffness and rigidity while others get the shakes, or tremors. Over the last four years of having active PD. I’ve found that if I exercise on a regular basis and eat a proper diet that it is possible to greatly improve the quality of my life and of those around me. One of the greatest gifts I can give to myself and those who are on this journey with me is to embrace life. To not let Parkinson’s disease define me but to let it be the fuel that helps me power through each day with the hope and dream that someday we will find a cure for PD and all disease that robs us of our ability to live life to the fullest. Parkinson’s disease cost me everything, my career, my family and home but it gave me the passion and insight to live the life I was meant to and to be strong enough to send this message. “Be brave,Be bold and thrive in the life you have.” My Power through commitment goes out to my son and to my Katelyn. I may have Parkinson’s disease but it doesn’t have me.
Again thanks for reading, commenting, liking and just being the fabulous you I know you are.
Much love and light.
“A life in progress”
Post in responds to the Power through Parkinson’s blog soon to be syndicated and published through the BGF Foundation.