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Dawn May Books

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Have you read the 5 stories?

Thank you for your “views”. Lots of people come on to this page. Please think about buying the book. 5 stories in 1 volume. £1 will go to the Cure Parkinson’s Trust for each copy sold. And children do love the pictures and the bright and humorous illustrations.
My grandson is still in Tanzania so I haven’t been able to share the stories with him yet. He will be home for the summer. I am sure he will notice that I move more slowly than last year. Then we CAN “talk about it”. Just like in the story.

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Dancing, Nordic Walking, Boxing, Personal Training … and very few drugs :-)

So we danced today at a Ceilidh. Not as fast as those without Parkinson’s, but we were looking good. And Nordic Walking classes are twice a week, technique included, improving stamina, strength, balance, stride length and morale. It’s lovely to walk together. And boxing is great fun but exhausting. A laugh a minute and we are getting better. Sky News came to film us on Friday 12th. Personal Training focuses on what a Person with Parkinson’s needs. What I need is another brain scan. Why am I doing so well 5 years after diagnosis? Is it the exercise? I believe so. Have new neural pathways been made? Yes, I think so. Have cells been renewed? Only a brain scan could show that they have.

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Parkinson’s Awareness Week is nearly upon us.

From the 10th to the 16th April, we shall be out and about, all across the UK, trying to raise awareness of this condition, which doesn’t just affect the elderly. And if you know anyone who is struggling to talk about it, especially to young children, please send them my way. Try a story. It’s not threatening. It gives you thinking time. It can be gentle. It is richly textured. I haven’t given up. Too much to do and to share. See Facebook dawnmaybooks. Videos of boxing and books. And even babies need books.IMG_0715

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Book reviewed on Cure Parkinson’s Trust website

Thank you Cure Parkinson’s Trust for this very kind review, which exactly expresses my aims in writing the stories. Good to know the message is coming through loud and clear. We WILL find a cure – hand in hand with the scientists, and with our children and grandchildren rooting for us! In the meantime, let’s make the most of the time we still have. Who knows when that cure will come? Can’t wait!

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And now a media star – well, nearly!

Local TV station “Made In Bristol” has produced 2 reports, one about our Parkinson’s boxing group and the other about this very book.
See https://www.madeinbristol.tv/player/ on “Catch Up”
First report on “Bristol News” part 1 6pm Friday 6th January after 9 minutes.
Report 2 on “The LowDown” part 1 6.30pm Friday 13th January.
(The Catch Up links are time limited. Enjoy whilst you can) Thanks

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£1 donated to Cure Parkinson’s Trust for every book you buy

“All profits to Parkinson’s for research” used to be the model But there ARE no profits and won’t be until … well, until the costs of illustration, printing, publicity, promotional visits have been met. Raising awareness was always more important to me than raising funds, but still! This new model ensures that, for every book sold, £1 goes to the Cure Parkinson’s Trust for research. So please order your book today. Thanks.

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