My Story: Reggie Gaulle

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If you have ever been to a Franklin Support Group meeting, or attended the Navigating the Parkinson’s Path Annual Expo, you have probably been greeted by Reggie.

Reggie Gaulle has been a part of the Parkinson’s community since 2008, when Patricia, Reggie’s wife was diagnosed with PD. Reggie was observing new tremors, increased fatigue, and cognitive decline in Patricia when they decided to visit her doctor for a diagnosis. As a care partner, Reggie has learned how Patricia’s “new brain” works and her changing limitations. “She and I have survived my cooking; the bills are paid, and the house is not in too bad a shape,” joked Reggie when asked how life has changed since retiring in 2020 and taking on more household tasks. Together, they enjoy traveling, watching tv, spending time with others and helping others in the Parkinson’s Community.

Reggie is part of the Franklin Support Group Steering Committee and head of the Encouragement Team Leaders. “The fellowship with others, who have been touched by this disease, has been invaluable,” said Reggie. The programs, services, and information provided through PFP events have provided insight on how to navigate this journey the Gaulle’s call life. “It is not over yet. However, with the help of the professionals in our lives [great doctors, nurses and therapists] and the fellowship we have met on this journey, I feel that we will both make it, and continue to enjoy the latter part of our life together.”

 

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