Episode Sixteen: The Patient Will See You Now

The story of two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration, and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding work of their careers.

The Internet has ushered in a patient empowerment revolution that’s had a tremendous impact on the doctor-patient relationship. The term “e-patient” was first coined by the late Dr. Thomas Ferguson, visionary medical editor of The Whole Earth Catalogue and author of the 1996 book, Health Online: How To Find Health Information, Support Groups, And Self Help Communities In Cyberspace. ...

Episode Fifteen: The Wagons Disperse

The story of two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration, and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding work of their careers.

On our calendars for fall 2012, Hadley had several appointments with Dr. Youngman and I had my semi-annual checkup with Dr. Bright. Hadley was expecting more testing to confirm her MSA diagnosis while I was still stewing about how to follow up with Dr. Bright on our aborted phone conversation.

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Thankful Thursday – Bob Tucker

“Thankfulness and self-pity cannot coexist at the same time in the same heart. Whichever one is allowed ascendancy displaces the other. As it has been said, ‘You cannot serve two masters. Either you will love the one and hate the other or you will cling to the one and despise the other.’

That’s why at InMotion we people with Parkinson’s constantly encourage each other in thanksgiving. We remind each other that we have a lot going for us. ...

Thankful Thursday – Carolyn Weimer Ferenchak

The season of giving

The holiday season often calls on us to see others with the deepest appreciation for the gifts they’ve given us. Clients and carepartners often take time to let us know how InMotion has touched their lives.

Today we would like to share with you a #ThankfulThursday story from one of our clients:

“I first heard about InMotion when I was a patient of Dr. Riley. He described it as a place for PWP (People With Parkinson’s) to engage in exercise, which we’ve all heard is vital to maintaining health. ...

Thankful Thursday – Dr. Karen Jaffe

The holiday season evokes feelings of gratitude and an appreciation for all of the blessings we are fortunate to have in our lives.

Today we would like to share with you a #ThankfulThursday story from Dr. Karen Jaffe, one of our InMotion founders who is also a client:

“I was diagnosed with PD twelve years ago. One would think that being a physician would have given me a leg up on figuring out what was going on with me, but the truth is, it didn’t. ...

Thankful Thursday – Sister Lucia Haas

What are you thankful for?

There is so much to beauty to enjoy during the holiday season – including those around us who have helped us on our way, bringing us to where we are today.

Many clients have expressed their gratitude for the services provided and the community of support at InMotion. Today we would like to share with you a #ThankfulThursday story from one of our clients here at InMotion:

“I am a Sister of Notre Dame who just moved from Sarasota, Florida where I completed 39 years as president of Cardinal Mooney High School. ...

Episode Fourteen: Circling the Wagons

The story of two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration, and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding work of their careers.

Every summer, my family drives to the northernmost part of California to a cabin on a pristine, spring-fed river known for its icy temperature and trout. I am no fisherman, but the ranch’s seclusion and bucolic setting offer a sublime respite from city life. In July 2012, several weeks after Hadley’s appointment with my Dr. ...

Episode Thirteen: Wanting to Believe

The story of two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration, and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding work of their careers.

After learning Jane’s story, it occurred to me that because multiple system atrophy (MSA) often shares symptoms with Parkinson’s, it was very likely that there were others besides Hadley in our Facebook group who might face Jane’s prognosis. And, yikes — what about me? For the next few days after reading Jane’s letter, the offhand comment made by the neurologist who’d diagnosed me kept popping into my head: “We’ll want you to have a tremor soon so we know it’s not something worse than Parkinson’s.” I sent an email to my MDS, Dr. ...

Natalie Skall – Volunteer Spotlight

Natalie Skall heard about InMotion from Amy and late founder Lee Handel, whom she and her husband Richard are close with, during the conception stages. Her husband, in fact, had known Lee since High School. In addition, she has been a client of founder Ben Rossi for over 10 years.

A retired Medical Technologist, Natalie is “amazed and wonderfully surprised to see the progress that clients have made through exercise and interaction with other clients.” Although her career has always revolved around the medical field, she had not been directly involved with clients until volunteering at InMotion but has found it very rewarding. ...

Laura Bennett – Volunteer Spotlight

When you arrive at InMotion on a Wednesday afternoon, you will most likely be greeted by Laura Bennett and Natalie Skall. Both have been volunteering their time at InMotion since the doors opened in March 2015.

Laura, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2014, heard about InMotion at a PD Symposium that she attended with her husband shortly after her diagnosis. As both a client and a volunteer, Laura has a unique perspective of InMotion. ...