George’s Story: A box of memories

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My husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a few years ago. I wasn’t too worried because a friend of mine has Parkinson’s and doesn’t seem to show any of the symptoms.

But George has the tremors and the stiffness. I didn’t realize that some people display the signs while others never do. It’s been hard, but he gets by quite well—just slowly.

George is a carpenter and still maintains a few projects for friends and family. This summer he made me a huge box and filled it with old photos and trinkets that we’ve exchanged over the years. George’s memory box reminds me every day of the human ability to overcome even the most daunting obstacles.

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