Sue Richards: My Struggle With Parkinson's

4 years ago

Editor's note: Many of you may know Sue Richards -- a blogging legend, artist, and social entrepreneur based in Guelph, Ontario. From her Breast of Canada calendar to her Menopause blog, Sue has helped countless women get the information and support they need for better health. Now, Sue is in need of help herself, and we at BlogHer decided to pitch in by spreading the word.-- Judy

Image: Lynn Broughton

For the past decade, Sue has been suffering from Parkinson's Disease -- an incurable, progressively degenerative neurological disorder. In response to Sue's inability to work or receive disability insurance, a friend suggested a subscriber-based website where people can offer donations to help ease her financial strain. That's how Helpingfriends.ca was born. This three-minute video below was created to tell others about Sue's struggle with Parkinson's, and introduce a larger audience to the Helping Friends site. It's a testament to her strength, optimism, and the fact that sharing your story can be a healing act unto itself.

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