'The Cinderella Disease'
A 35minute documentary about Parkinson's, which was made in early 2010 and launched at the Museum of Rural Life during Parkinson's Awareness Week.
The aim of the film was to raise awareness about Parkinson's and educate people about what it's like to live with this degenerative condition.
My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's around 2007, and like most folk with no prior connection to it, we knew nothing about it. As his condition progressed, we realised just how debilitating it could be. It affected the way he walked as well as his speech, and I witnessed how awkward my dad felt when he was out in public, as the people around him treated him differently because they weren't aware of what was wrong. It was awful to see him upset as a result of the ignorance of others.
I decided I would try and do something about it. I thought if people were more aware of the symptoms of Parkinson's then they would have a better understanding and my dad (and others like him) wouldn't feel so self conscious being out in public. And so, after a lot of blood, sweat and tears (by the bucket-ful), 'The Cinderella Disease' was born.' Cindy-Lou
World Parkinson's Congress
'The Cinderella Disease' received a top honary mention from the World Parkinson Congress:
Short Version of 'The Cinderella Disease'
- The Cinderella Disease (03:54)