5 Feb

Parkinson's UK

Barry Moran

Barry MoranImagine not being able to move, sleep, or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own. This is what Parkinson's can feel like.

Barry Moran, 41, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s two years ago.

He said: “Since being diagnosed, I have continued to live an active life. I’ve always kept fit and took up running about 4 years ago. I was determined not to let the diagnosis stop me.

“I noticed early symptoms including a stiff neck and fatigue in my right arm, and then started to develop a tremor in my hand which I thought was a trapped nerve.  My GP joined the dots, sent me for tests and I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

“I’m in the early stages and can still function perfectly well. My right hand and arm can interfere with my running a little, and the tremor in my hand can affect my co-ordination a bit – but I can still run! Running is good for the head too, it can help your mood and gives you something else to focus on.”  

Barry took part in the Great Scottish Run to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK and has inspired many others to join Parkinson’s UK running teams in Scotland.   

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