I Am Living

I am Edward Broomhall.
I am adventurous.
I am caring.
I am kind.

Edward Broomhall sees life as one great adventure. He speaks of coming to terms with two separate debilitating illnesses and how he has adapted to continue creating art.

While he misses his former life of social events, Edward’s story is about gratitude for the life he has led and how to make the best use of his time.

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“Further to the first diagnosis, I just did whatever I could, and continued doing the things that I was normally able to do, until I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s as well, which is a double whammy. And that really physically affected me more. I’ve forgotten the author’s name but these ideas about how you can get the brain to function, because it is so flexible, and such a mysterious organ in our body. So I am using the red light helmet for my Parkinson’s. It’s really helped me with my fine motor skills’ control, whereas before the helmet, my handwriting had deteriorated.”

— Edward Broomhall

“I’ve got such a fantastic support group, my GP, my neurologist, my nurse. They all talk to each other and they’ve been so supportive. I’ve never felt as though I’ve been neglected by any of them.”

— Edward Broomhall

“The worst part of it for me is the lack of social interaction. We went to the movies at least once a week. I was very involved in theatre. I can’t do that anymore. That’s really the worst part. But it doesn’t worry me anymore because every day is full of other things.”

— Edward Broomhall

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