Being a mother with Parkinson’s taught me how to be a role model –

I undertook a wing walk after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, here I am stood with my daughter Abbie and husband Peter (Picture: Vicki Mountain)


My daughter has never known me as ‘normal’ – for lack of a better word. She was seven when I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease two years ago and I began exhibiting symptoms when she was just one.

She would see me sometimes struggling to walk across the lounge floor, and at times when it was really bad I couldn’t even get out of bed in the morning. My daughter has seen me at my lowest, but she has also seen me overcome the challenges that Parkinson’s brings.

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