The Giant Builders
From Advocacy to Action: Dr. George Ackerman's Fight Against Parkinson's
July 9, 2024
Join host Lois Wyant in this heartfelt episode of Giant Builders, where she sits down with Dr. George Ackerman, a passionate advocate for victims of crime and caregiver support. Dr. Akerman shares his unique journey from a career in criminal justice to becoming a fierce advocate for those affected by Parkinson's disease. He opens up about the challenges and rewards of helping his mother through her battle with Parkinson's, offering insights into the impacts of the disease not only on patients but also on their families and communities.
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Dr. Ackerman discusses the importance of awareness, research, and support for those living with Parkinson's and their caregivers. He recounts his personal experiences, from the harrowing night his mother's condition took a severe turn to the broader advocacy work he has undertaken in her memory. This episode sheds light on the urgent need for better medical understanding, societal support, and legislative action to combat Parkinson's disease.

Listeners will also learn about the innovative efforts Dr. Ackerman has made to connect and support others affected by Parkinson's. He has interviewed over 600 people from around the world, offering a platform for their stories and a community of solidarity. Tune in to discover how you can support this crucial cause and join the fight to end Parkinson's disease.

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