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Author shares life with Parkinson’s

HERMISTON — An author who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2008 at age 62 will share about her new book, “If I can Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Why Can’t I Brush my Teeth? Courage, Tenacity and Love Meet Parkinson’s Disease.”
Sponsored by Hermiston’s Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon and Altrusa International of Hermiston, Nan Little will speak Monday, March 7 at 6 p.m. in Conference Room 2 at Good Shepherd Medical Center, 610 N.W. 11th St., Hermiston. The presentation is appropriate for patients, caregivers, health care providers and others touched by Parkinson’s Disease.
Little is a wife, grandmother, adventurer, cyclist, teacher, volunteer, speaker and Parkinson’s advocate. Her recent book provides honest and raw insight into what one goes through in the diagnosis and treatment of a neurodegenerative disease. Even with the disease, Little has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, cycled across Iowa four times, trekked to Annapurna Base Camp and hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
The book will be available for purchase. For more information, call 541-720-4256.

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