The world lost an incredible woman to Parkinson's disease last week. My grandma and I shared a dry sense of humor, an independent spirit, and a love of jewelry and manicures. Betty didn't have an easy life; losing both her parents and her beloved older brother (in the Battle of Okinawa) before she was 20, but that didn't stop her from fiercely loving those around her. Even with her diagnosis of Parkinson's 7 years ago, she continued to be resilient and strong, regardless of her battle. With over 1 million people living in the United States with Parkinson's, her story is one of many. The Parkinson's Foundation works to make life better for those living with PD while supporting scientific research toward a cure.
We will all miss you so much~