Faces of Parkinsons

Madonna Brady, Australia

Madonna Brady is the President of Parkinson’s Fighters Unite, Inc. and DJ for RadioParkies.


My name is Madonna Brady and I’m 52 years old, living in Brisbane Australia with my husband Matt, and our daughters Beth, Lily and Tara. I like traveling, and I have rediscovered the joy of sewing, especially making quilts.  (For full story request Q4 PD News)

Ann Beaird, Alabama, USA

For many of us, our jobs and careers can form a great deal of our identities.  In addition to simply providing us with money to live on, our jobs give us a sense of accomplishment, purpose, and often times boost our self-esteem.  (For full story, request Q3 PD News)

Dave Morse, Perth, Western Australia

Let me introduce myself, My name is David Morse, I am 62 years old, I live in Perth, Western Australia, along the banks of the Swan River in an area called Bicton with my beautiful wife Fran, and our lovely labrador Daisy. We have two grown up sons who are both in the marine industry, running their own businesses involving skippering and vessel management. I have been a boat builder shipwright for 40 years plus and have been involved with many exciting projects around the world. (For full story, request Q3 PD News)

Heidi Reynolds

Heidi Reynolds, Founder, President of Start Living Today PD and PebbleTastic Sea Glass 


Art and me, me and art... however you put those together, read every school report. Just ask my family— especially my mum who had to try and guess the delights of my latest creation at school. I actually once won a competition at school for my art. I came home in floods of tears. (Request Q4 PD News for full 


Art and me, me and art... however you put those together, read every school report. Just ask my family— especially my mum who had to try and guess the delights of my latest creation at school. I actually once won a competition at school for my art. I came home in floods of tears. (Request Q4 PD News for full story)

Mike Justak

Mike Justak, Founder, President of the Mike Justak Foundation, Inc.


Mike Justak used 60,000 lights in his holiday display last year – one for every American diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2017. For the past eight years, the 60-year-old has been raising awareness about the progressive, incurable movement disorder by lighting up his neighborhood with an elaborate, multi-house, holiday light show he called PD Shimmers. (Request Q4 PD News for full story)

Frances Evans

It is in the most mundane routine, we find comfort. Simple moments with familiar objects, movement, and gesture. The favorite spoon to stir your morning coffee, the paper-thin, worn pyjamas we reach for... (Request Q2 PD News for full story)