INSPIRE: Murfreesboro man diagnosed at 32 with Parkinson's Disease

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by Scott Walker

On February 14, 2018, I sat in my car in the pouring down rain as I focused on a man who refused to give up hope. At all costs, he was going to fight a disease he had been diagnosed with a little over ten years ago as if he were in the ring with Muhammad Ali.

"Don't count the days, make the days count." - Muhammad Ali

Jason Neely grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was into sports, adventure and fun just like any teen. But, things slowed drastically by age 32. He even contemplated suicide.

Neely, who is 43 years old today, was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease at age 32. Despite the lifelong problem, he is encouraging others to never give up.

Hear the full 13 minute interview below:

Need more information? Visit the Vanderbilt Parkinson's Disease Center by clicking here.

Below: Brain surgery in 2013:

"Don't imagine the worst... If you imagine the worst and it happens, you've lived it twice"
-Michael J Fox, diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1992


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