This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of providing a Voice Aerobics seminar in Denver. As usual, I was impressed with the impressive backgrounds of many of the participants. Present on Saturday were accomplished go-getters, now using those same skills to learn how to live well despite various symptoms from Parkinson's Disease. I was asked, prior to the seminar, why my interest in Parkinson's. I have shared my response below:
My Mission: To enlist individuals in their treatment, and help them express their personality and spirit through voice. To educate and empower.
Thank you for allowing me to participate in your care.
What Participants are saying:
As one of those who did not previously think I had any voice or speech issues which necessitated any concern, I now realize, thanks to your workshop, that even if this is true, all the more reason to commence a daily “practice” incorporating the techniques which you have pioneered to insure that this continues to be the case in the future.
Valerie Graham, DBS Voices of the Rockies