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Sharing your experience with DBS for Parkinson’s can be a powerful way to help others who have Parkinson’s Disease.
Tell us about the symptom relief you’re experiencing and how your life is different today. Medtronic may share your story in our education materials and on our website with others who are considering deep brain stimulation (DBS). You can reveal as much or as little about your journey as you like, and your name can be kept confidential.
As a Patient Ambassador, you can share your story in one-on-one phone calls with people who are considering DBS. It's a unique opportunity to help those who are seeking candid answers from someone who has "been there" already. You can make as many calls as you like, at a time that works for you.
Movement disorders are complex, and many people aren’t aware of all the resources and therapy options available. You can help change that by sharing your story. Here are some tips for talking about your diagnosis, treatment, and results in your local community.
Posting on social media:
Speaking with journalists:
Here are some important questions to ask yourself as you prepare your story: