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Living with Parkinson’s – Bridgeport woman says ‘humility and humor’ has helped her battle

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month and 50-year-old Wendy Tones is sharing her story to build awareness about the condition in hopes research will one day lead to a cure.

News 12 Staff

Apr 2, 2022, 4:52 PM

Updated 809 days ago

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April is Parkinson's Awareness Month and 50-year-old Wendy Tones is sharing her story to build awareness about the condition in hopes research will one day lead to a cure.
Parkinson's disease is often described as a merciless condition but it is one that Tones says she's learned to deal with through a mix of humility and humor.
"You know, it's like, if I don't laugh, I won't get through it," she says.
Tones is suffering from Stage-5 Parkinson's – the final stage of the illness, characterized by severe rigidity of her muscles and limbs. It makes it difficult for her to stand or walk without falling.


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