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  • Put On Your Parky Face!: The Expanded Version

  • By: Bill Schmalfeldt
  • Narrated by: William M. Schmalfeldt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Bill Schmalfeldt is serving notice. It's time for Parkinson's disease patients to stop being invisible. It's time for a nationwide effort to raise awareness about crippling degenerative neurological disorder and the havoc it wreaks on American families - approximately 1.5 million people currently have a PD diagnosis with 50-thousand new cases each year. Having had PD himself since 2000 at age 45, Bill volunteered for experimental brain surgery in 2007.

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  • A Captivating narrative from a Parkinson's Patient

  • By T.E. on 10-15-14

A Captivating narrative from a Parkinson's Patient

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Reviewed: 10-15-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book tells the true story of the personal experience of a Parkinson's patient as he goes through an experimental clinical trial, But also the aftermath and interactions with his family and the outside world during and after the procedure.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Since this is a true story, I give so much credit for the bravery the author had for going through a clinical trial and the support his wife gave him throughout the entire experience.

Which scene was your favorite?

I think though very informational the interaction between the Author and his wife brought moments of laughter even as the author faced the unknown with this experimental trial.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me think. There is so much that we do not know about this disease. There has been a lot of information put out about different neurological disorders but before reading this I realize I was in the dark about a lot of connections and differences that PD has to other disorders.

Any additional comments?

I would highly recommend this book. The audio is not the best of the best, but as the author can no longer record using his own voice and this is a prior recording from when he could with a bit added to it to form the extended version, it is still very good quality and interesting to hear this man's experience in his own words and voice.

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