FACES of Parkinson's in Nebraska



Amazing Grace


What do sign language, painting, dance and poi balls have to do with Parkinson's disease?  All have avenues of movement that keep Lola Anderson active and advocating for wellness for person's with Parkinson's. In addition to the need for physical wellness, there is a need for connectedness and recognition of life with Parkinson's as something unique. To read more about Lola's story Amazing Grace click here.



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FACES of Parkinson's in Nebraska Continued

What do you do when you're an athletic, humor-loving 49 year-old community leader and you're diagnosed with Parkinson's? Tell a joke.  According to Mel Brooks, movie producer for the 1974 film Blazing Saddles,"Humor is just another defense against the universe. The Power of Humor. To read more click here.

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Thank you Union Pacific Ties Community!

APDA Nebraska would like to thank Union Pacific Ties Community for selecting APDA Nebraska as their Charity Partner for 2014!  Thank you Union Pacific, we look forward to partnering with you "to ease the burden and to find the cure" for those impacted by Parkinson's Disease.

FACES of Parkinson's in Nebraska

During the month of April we will be sharing with you stories of individuals who have Parkinson's disease and how they work to overcome the daily challenges of the disease. The stories reflect on relationships, determination and humility. We thank Lee Nyberg and Karen Anderson for conducting the interviews and writing the stories and also to those individuals who were interviewed. We hope you enjoy!

 Click here to read story.

Unstoppable: A Parkinson's Journey

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Former UNK athletics director shows strength and courage while living with Parkinson's

John McBride was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2009, the longtime athletic director is more courageous now then ever....click here to read more


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