“Give a Girl the Right Shoes & She CAN Conquer the World!”
I have battled thyroid cancer, multiple melanomas, and migraines my entire life. 15 years ago I was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease and last but not least Lupus followed a few years later to complete the picture! Yet, despite having survived radiation and multiple skin mutilations to heal my melanomas I continue to believe that beauty is within a person’s soul. Beauty is in a radiant smile or a kind act towards others. Therefore, this site is to show all PD women how to dance and enjoy their life to the fullest while enhancing their inner beauty with a well-tailored dress or outfit that would make any woman feel ready to conquer any occasion despite living with a progressive neurological disease -Parkinson’s disease (or in my case not just PD but 3 other major chronic illnesses).
My MISSION is to offer moral support, encouragement, fashion tips, career and family advice, as well as offer my extensive knowledge and experience as patient, caregiver and Parkinson’s specialist as a road map to navigating PD; while creating a lasting bond among all women who have Parkinson’s Disease.
NOTE: The intent of this site is not to prescribe medical advice about the diagnosis, treatment or other medical aspects of Parkinson’s Disease to my readers with Parkinson’s Disease; rather the goal is to inform, while providing news, support and encouragement for women living and caring for those with this condition.
You can listen to My journey with Parkinson’s….https://archive.storycorps.org/interviews/maria-de-leon-and-laurie-rogers/ (this will be archived in National Library of Congress as well as in the largest collection of Hispanic and Latino stories at the Benson Library at University of Texas – Austin.
“Parkinson’s Diva: A women’s Guide to Parkinson’s Disease,” written to “show PD who is boss!” with lipstick in hand, a lot of inner sparkle and Diva attitude!
This book with over 10,000 copies sold has started a revolution in women and PD around the globe. for first time we have a international women project focusing on the issues exposed in this book such as pregnancy and PD, hormonal stage and PD, marriage, work and social responsibilities including raising children and pursuing a career while living with PD.
My second book in Spanish is Now available Https://thewordverve.com/shop/viviendo-mas-alla-del-parkinsons/
Title: “Viviendo mas alla del parkinson: explorando las posibilidades.” (English ” Living Beyond Parkinson’s : Exploring the posibilities.”)
“Parkinson’s Diva : Hello Possibilities! Journal for everyday life with Parkinson’s” is my third book ..
All 3 books can be purchased on Amazon or Barnes & Noble as well as link above at the wordverve
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