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There are 7 comments on Can We Fight Back against Parkinson’s Disease? These Research Volunteers Hope So

  1. Very inspirational story! Thank you for writing about these courageous volunteers and the dedicated researchers at BU making strides in the fight against Parkinson’s. It’s important to hear the real human stories found within the research being done and how participation has brought a sense of hope, humor and power to those that are facing the daily challenges of Parkinson’s.

  2. Worked with “Annie” Greehy for about 20 years. A woman who has always shown great fortitude, resilience wit and fight. One would be surprised at the many activities she is still doing despite of her affliction. She will fight the good fight forever. Still have contact with her. A gallant warrior to say the least. Luck and blessings to you all.

  3. Remarkable persistence by researchers and volunteers.
    I recently met a past aquintance who is diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
    I am wondering if he could become a volunteer if I tell him about this program.

  4. Such an uplifting piece! I looked up the song “ Club Can’t Handle Me” and have added it to my mix. I would love to know what other songs would be recommended!

  5. I chose the songs simply because of their BPM and strong beat. This made them great for walking. thus I met Flo Ryder and my favorite walking song. A couple others I enjoy the beat for walking Shut Up And Dance Call Me Maybe Ffire Work

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