A Day in the Life


Woke up. Fell out of bed. Dragged a comb across my head. Found my way downstairs and drank a cup, and looking up I noticed I was late.

So began a day in the life as immortalized in the classic Beatles tune.

This spring, there’s another UK export that has caught my attention.

As you may or may not know, April is Parkinson’s Awareness month. Lots of folks with Parkinson’s are making an effort to promote PD awareness in any number of different ways. Last year I recall publishing a daily blog entry each week day for the month. This year I’m not nearly as ambitious!

Two individuals from the UK are, however, very ambitious as they have committed themselves to publishing a daily vlog (or video version of a blog) for a full year and dubbed their initiative “PD 365”. Emma Lawton, diagnosed 4 years ago at the age of 29, and David Sangster, also diagnosed at 29 but 6 years ago, have just recently gone live with their video diaries.

To help raise awareness, they both intend to chronicle their daily adventures in living with Parkinson’s and promise to provide an honest portrayal of how PD effects their day to day lives and that of their friends and families. I’m personally looking forward to tuning in regularly to get their perspectives as this creative, yet arduous project unfolds!

Here’s a link to Emma’s introduction to the project, as well as David’s first entry. If you like what you see, please support them in their efforts by subscribing (no cost) to their vlogs.

As well, here’s a link to a story on their vlog initiative in Parkinson’s Life if you are interested in more backgrounder. Cheers Emma and David!





3 thoughts on “A Day in the Life”

  1. Hi Rob; FYI keep up your ongoing  promotion of your ongoing medical condition among others as it is certainly a cause plus passion you care deeply about Rob. Was at a OPP Vets Association for 5 District luncheon yesterday in Newmarket, Ontario. Never had the pleasure in meeting your Uncle when he was the Staff Sgt. in charge of Snelgove OPP Detachment  as I did some patrolling from time to time out of that detachment Rob.    Bye-for-now from Bob in Oakville, Ontario. E-Mail: bob55russell@sympatico.ca  


  2. Thanks for sharing this Rob. I will look at both videos later on today. Have yourself a great day. A great one to read a good book.



  3. Ya know…it takes balls. Stones made of…stones. I applaud them (and you) for all y’all do; it’s a tricky line between advocate and activist (I’m the latter). We need all YOPD to speak out until the din is so loud that Alzheimer’s is overrun…that’s a horrible thought until you think, ‘that could be getting younger’ too!


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