Let me introduce myself.
Who am I? Years ago I thought I knew. Now, other than I am 4′ 11″, weigh around 110 lb, and love animals and kind-hearted people, I am not too sure. Life is so surprising. For example, it never crossed my mind that I would be diagnosed with a progressive and as-yet-incurable brain cell killing disease. I didn’t see that coming, not even with my glasses on.
I majored in literature and was leading a predictable and comfy corporate life when Bam!, on February 10, 2014, six words from a doctor flipped my life over: “You have Parkinson’s Disease. So sorry.”
It was 1:15 in the afternoon. My cute business suits were history.
Yes, I shook and shuffled, but soon it became apparent that the fundamental changes were occurring in my brain. Once an unstoppable reader, today I’m hooked on graphics. My hands are usually stained with ink.
Now I live with increased urgency. I want to dedicate my remaining time to illustrating and writing for the common good, moved by an often painful awareness of the human condition we all share.