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Peas, "Pills," and Parkinson's
by Alice Crooker

Peas, “Pills,” and Parkinson’s is the story of Alice Crooker’s battle with Parkinson’s disease and her unusual life with highly irregular people and situations. From her birth when her mother suffered from postpartum psychosis, to the shocking diagnosis of PD at age forty-nine, she uses humor and insight to describe her life and, ultimately, her battle with this misunderstood and relatively neglected disease.

Her struggles include a series of mis-diagnoses and a long trail of abandoned doctors prior to finding the competent team of physicians at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. There, she was given hope and a medical procedure which gave her life back. This is a story of struggle and triumph, despair and hope, and an abiding faith in God. All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Virginia Mason Hospital Foundation for improving the lives of Parkinson’s patients. Your interest and support are greatly appreciated.

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