My Story: Brent & Tami Peterson

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Brent and Tami began their journey with Parkinson’s in 2002, when Brent was first diagnosed. At that time, he was the Assistant Head Coach for the Nashville Predators and decided to keep his diagnosis a secret. It was not until 2004, when the Petersons decided to announce Brent’s diagnosis.

As a public figure, Brent wanted to provide support to others in the Middle Tennessee area fighting this disease and in 2009 Brent and Tami founded the Peterson for Parkinson’s Foundation. When asked about how PFP has impacted his life Brent said “My wife and I have been able to meet with many wonderful people in the Parkinson’s community. We also have had great support from our friends and family. The most important thing that we have found is our director, Debbie Lowenthall, who has supported us from the very beginning along with her husband Jay.”

In 2011, several years after continuing to coach the Nashville hockey team, Brent underwent a four-part procedure known as deep brain stimulation (DBS). Brent still needs to take medication after undergoing DBS, but has seen a reduction of his PD symptoms. Now he says his current symptoms are rigidity, slow movements and small tremors. “I still have trouble shaving and getting dressed.” Brent stated.

Brent and Tami continue to stay active in the PFP community attending meetings and participating in the annual golf tournament.

To learn more about Brent’s journey, check out his book “My Toughest Face Off”.

 

 

 

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