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Fight! – My speech opening the Davis Phinney Victory Summit in Portland, OR 2018

Hello everyone. It is my honor to open the 2018 Davis Phinney Victory Summit. My name is Kat Hill and I was diagnosed with PD almost 3 years ago at the age of 48. After my diagnosis, I retired from my demanding career as a nurse-midwife after delivering over 800 babies. I then realized I… Continue reading Fight! – My speech opening the Davis Phinney Victory Summit in Portland, OR 2018

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Shaking and Baking: finding laughter through tears with my diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

Within a single twelve month period I lost my beloved mother to cancer, started menopause and was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.  The shock, grief and reality of being middle-aged collided with the realities of being mortal.  It was a lot to take in. I thought it was the mixture of grief, sleep deprivation and stress… Continue reading Shaking and Baking: finding laughter through tears with my diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease