We have Micheal J Fox in our corner...He has become the "Face of Parkinsons" to the public. But..in order to educate the public about what this disease is and does to the huge numbers afflicted with it..Fox's face and voice are not enough.
I propose that we begin a letter writing campaign to the Fox foundation to ask them to produce a TV documentary that shows the many faces, stories and lives of real everyday people who have loved and lost due to Parkinsons. It would require many brave enough to be interviewed on camera at their worst,
I believe that until the general public can relate and identify with the fact that Parkinsons is incurable, devastating..and that it can touch THEIR OWN LIVES, they will remain complacent and uneducated. Although Micheal J Fox has been a strong voice and a great advocate for those with PD, people see him alive and working..not... unable to support his family, afford his own medical care, walk, stand or swallow.
While the Fox Foundation offers hope and a search for a cure- more funds will be raised for research and the public may rally behind our cause if they can understand this simple truth: They and their loved ones are NOT safe from Parkinsons and that right now, there IS NO CURE..
Any one have any thoughts?