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YOPD patient unveils glass mosaic at neurology clinic

Last fall, Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center commissioned an art installation from YOPD patient Alex Andron, who creates mosaic art as part of his Parkinson’s management. The Austin artist unveiled the piece–a glass mosaic artwork depicting the icon in the Neurology Solutions logo–earlier this month in the neurology clinic’s patient waiting area.

Andron says deep brain stimulation surgery has played an important role in allowing him to restore the fine motor skills needed to pursue his craft.

Young Onset Parkinson’s Inspires Austin man to Pursue Goals

Neurology Solutions patient Alex Andron’s path has traversed a successful career on Wall Street to new ventures as an artist, author and adventurer who plans to climb to the peak of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea in August as an advocate for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Andron, who was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) at 35 years old, is currently completing an autobiographical book about his experience with YOPD, No Limits, scheduled for release this spring.

He tracks his journey on his blog, ElevateParkinsons.com, and shares his inspiring story of accepting and overcoming the challenges of living with YOPD.

Young Onset Parkinson’s patient shares her 20-year journey

Roxana Zapata sees her Parkinson’s disease as somewhat of an unwelcome house guest: She’s a little controlling, she usually gets her own way, and she won’t be ignored.

Roxana’s journey began when she was 39 years old: Right about the time her career as a sixth grade teacher in Laredo, Texas, started to take off, so did her Parkinson’s disease.

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