ALPENA,Mich.— April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Alpwna resident Judy Poli is sharing her story about living with Parkinson’s Disease. The wife, mother and Friendship Room volunteer lived a normal healthy life until she experienced shaking in her arm.
Shortly after, Poli’s doctor diagnosed her with resting Parkinson’s Disease in which her arm shakes when it is at rest. She was forced to change her eating habits, exercising became a new daily routine and support from her family was greatly needed.
To help other residents battling with the disease, Poli started facilitating the Alpena Area Parkinson’s Support Group four years ago.
Poli says, “She is praying for a cure, but until then she plans to continue encouraging other survivors.”