I am privileged to lead the Tremble Clefs, the JF&CS Parkinson’s Family Support chorus. I know that it is such a cliché when people say, “I get more than I give,” but it is so true. The positivity that members of the chorus bring with them is amazing. Each person has his own limitations, but they put those aside and focus on what I ask them to do with their voices. This is a chorus of people who love to sing and happen to have Parkinson’s. So while every warm-up, every song, every tempo is chosen with their challenges in mind, in the end it is about making music together and having fun. And I leave the chorus afterward feeling energized and inspired by the courage it takes everyone dealing with Parkinson’s, patients and care partners alike, to literally put one foot in front of the other and go about their day.
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