Art by Cindy DeLuz

Art by Cindy DeLuz

FEBRUARY 20, 2015 | Like the Nelly Furtado song lyrics, “I’m like a bird, I’ll only fly away,” people with Parkinson’s Disease perched on Twitter today for a hour of #FoxPDchat on PD and genetics with #23andMe and @MichaelJFoxOrg. Yes, it was a little disjointed as 140 character dialogue is bound to be, but the excitement was like a gathering of birds when they descend en mass on a wire for a breather before continuing their flight.

There was an incredible willingness of Parkinson’s people to log on during the work day to discuss genetics. A sense of power in a community rallied on quick notice to participate in discussion about a disease that affects generations of families throughout the world. The genetics counselors who were willing to fly in—if only for an hour to flutter for Parkinson’s Disease is a happening worth a flock of tweets. Thanks to MichaelJFoxOrg and 23andME for showing us that they’re pushing the forefront of social media and technology. That’s a feather in our caps.

About Parkinson’s Women Support

The mission of Parkinson’s Women Support is to offer moral support, encouragement and camaraderie for women who are Parkinson’s Disease patients. Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/parkinsonswomen

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