It was an honor to interview PD fighter, Andy McDowell. Andy was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s Disease in December, 2009, aged 43.
In this interview, Andy talks about his experience with PD, deep brain stimulation surgery, and much more.
He wrote the poem “Smaller” for his children – to help them understand what was happening to him. The defining message being that whilst Parkinson’s has forever changed him – and the body he inhabits – he’s still his own man.
Be sure to check out his website and blog at: http://www.smaller.co.nz/