Cure Parkinson’s patron Mike Tindall spoke to BBC Breakfast’s Sally Nugent and Jon Kay on World Parkinson’s Day about his own family’s experience of the condition and the urgent need to find a cure.
Mike’s father Philip has been living with Parkinson’s for 20 years, and the family has seen first-hand the life-changing effects of this condition. Continuing his work to raise awareness of Parkinson’s, Mike told Sally and Jon of the difficulties faced by his dad and the impact Parkinson’s has had on the whole family.
Mike told viewers how Parkinson’s can affect anyone at any age, as shown in the film made with BBC Breakfast last year, and spoke about how research is vital to finding a cure. He mentioned the work of Cure Parkinson’s International Linked Clinical Trials (iLCT) programme, and encouraged those wishing to get involved in research to find out more about taking part in clinical trials.
“Parkinson’s can affect anyone at any time. That’s what World Parkinson’s Day is all about, realising that some people might be struggling and having that bit of patience. Every story is different, every journey is different.
“Cure Parkinson’s believe the science is there to cure it. We always need more people to go on trials, and unfortunately we always need more money.
In case you missed it, watch the conversation on iPlayer here, from 2hrs 38.
Huge thanks to Mike and the BBC Breakfast team for continuing to raise awareness of Parkinson’s.
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