PFP had the opportunity to learn about Marsha Dunn’s Parkinson’s Journey. Marsha is a native Tennessean, graduating from Antioch High School and Middle Tennessee State University. She lives in Nashville with her husband and 2 daughters.
Marsha has been employed by Metro Nashville Public Schools for 35 years. In her free time to loves to be outside swimming or gardening. She enjoys reading, playing games and does some thrill seeking by riding rollercoasters and zip lines. Her favorite place to relax is on the beach.
Marsha was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in September 2017. When asked what her primary symptoms were she said, “My left side, particularly my hand and fingers, sometimes will not follow the commands of my brain. I smell only a few things such as Windex and cigarette smoke and I have trouble sleeping through the night.” After a Parkinson’s Meet-and-Greet Marsha, John Tso, and David Green met and the Active with Parkinson’s Group was created.
As someone who is very involved in PFP, we wanted to learn what this organization has done to support her through this journey. Marsha said “I can sum this up with one word, friendships”. She is able to speak to her support group members about concerns she may have regarding her symptoms or even just a quick question.