Larry was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s disease at age 47 and described the process as very confusing, difficult and time consuming. For Larry, life has been a roller coaster of emotional and physical changes both positive and negative. To overcome some of the Parkinson’s challenges, Larry has had to learn his limits and use them as learning tools. “I rest when my body tells me to and I exercise and move even when it takes every bit of energy I have because it helps relieve pain, anxiety and stress” Larry says.
After experiencing a cervical spine shattering freezing episode, Larry had to learn the simplest of tasks all over again. Upon his surprising recovery, Larry worked with many medical professionals to found Movement Disorder Education & Exercise, Inc. a non-profit organization that offers education, exercise and peer support for people with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders.
Additionally, Larry is a dedicated lobbyist and advocate at state and federal levels. He travels often to speak at medical events and support group meetings.
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- Motor Symptoms
- Anxiety and Depression
- Support Groups
- Chester, MD
- Non-motor Symptoms