Lorna Dueck’s journey through Parkinson’s with her beloved Vern
The team at Context Beyond the Headlines works diligently to bring you news stories that affect people’s lives. This week on Context the news is much different – it’s personal. After more than 20 years in broadcasting, our CEO, Host, and Executive Producer, Lorna Dueck is retiring to be with her husband of 40 years, Vern. Together they will navigate the complex and difficult journey through Vern’s Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis.
Over 100,000 Canadians have Parkinson’s. So many people are on this journey. No one has done more to make this progressive disease better known than Canadian actor Michael J. Fox.
Michael was diagnosed with the disease at the early age of 29, and through his tireless advocacy his foundation has raised over $900 million for the cause.
“PARKINSON’S IS A PANDEMIC”
Today we feature the co-chair of the Michael J Fox Foundation, Dr. Soania Mathur, who began her battle with Parkinson’s at 27. Lorna also talks with two of the world’s leading experts on Parkinson’s and co-authors of the book, “Ending Parkinson’s Disease” – Dr. Ray Dorsey and Dr. Bastiaan R. Bloem,
And we hear from THE WINNER OF THE AMAZING RACE CANADA SEASON 1 – TIM HAGUE SR., who is using his diagnosis of Parkinson’s to help others through his organization ‘U-turn’. Tim says his faith is what sees him through every moment of every day.
PLUS: STAY TUNED FOR OUR WEB EXCLUSIVE – WITH MARIA MARANO OF PARKINSON’S CANADA. WE’LL POST A LINK ON ALL OF OUR SOCIALS.
“PARKINSON’S CAN BE SUCCESSFULLY MANAGED”
Larry Gifford, host of the podcast, “When life gives you Parkinson’s” shares he and his wife’s journey through the disease.
NEW HOST ON CONTEXT!
And stay tuned to the end of the show – as we announce a great future for Context Beyond the Headlines and announce our new host for the coming season!
Dr. Ray Dorsey – co-author, “Ending Parkinson’s Disease”
Dr. Bastiaan R. Bloem, MD, PhD – co-author, “Ending Parkinson’s Disease”
Larry Gifford, Host – When life gives you Parkinson’s
Dr. Soania Mathur – author, co-chair, Michael J. Fox Foundation
Tim Hague – Parkinson’s advocate, speaker, winner of Amazing Race Canada- Season 1
Maria Marano – Parkinson’s Canada