Jesse Jackson Reveals He’s Battling With Parkinson’s Disease

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Civil Rights activist, Jesse Jackson, 76, has in a statement released on Friday, revealed that he is battling with a disease identified as the Parkison’s disease.

According to the civil rights activist, the symptoms of the disease was first noticed 3 years ago.

He added that the neurological disorder which his capable of causing tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement, is congenital as it also affected his father.

The statement released to the effect reads: “My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago.”

He continued: “After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson’s disease, a disease that bested my father.”

He added further: “For a while, I resisted interrupting my work to visit a doctor. But as my daily physical struggles intensified I could no longer ignore the symptoms, so I acquiesced.”

“Recognition of the effects of this disease on me has been painful, and I have been slow to grasp the gravity of it. For me, a Parkinson’s diagnosis is not a stop sign but rather a signal that I must make lifestyle changes and dedicate myself to physical therapy in hopes of slowing the disease’s progression.”

Jackson has also revealed his plans to focus more on physical therapy in hopes to slow down the disease.
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