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Speak Up

Created:   2/10/2012
Contains:  82 items
This collection contains essays, poems, and artwork by people living with neurologic conditions as well as their friends, family, and caregivers. Sign up to receive an alert by email or RSS when a new Speak Up is added to this collection: Go to the "Collection Alerts" box in the right-hand column.

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Golf Lessons: A day on the green reveals simple truths about living with Parkinson's disease.

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Brave New World: The author gains a new perspective on disability when multiple sclerosis forces her into a wheelchair.

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Dig Deep: A rehabilitation neuropsychologist reflects on the strength and resilience of people reinventing their lives after a traumatic brain injury.

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Double Trouble: For a retired psychology professor, myasthenia gravis plays tricks with his vision, but not his sense of humor.

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The Bunny Slope: The author's epilepsy diagnosis ultimately strengthens her marriage and makes her a safer skier.

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Save My Bangs: Before getting brain surgery to stop her seizures, a patient makes a special request.

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The Power of Words: After brain surgery, a writer finds a new voice.

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The Joy in Sorrow: There is a certain comfort in finally receiving a diagnosis.

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Opting for Optimism: A pastor and teacher shares his perspective on coping with Parkinson's disease.

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High School Headache: A mother and daughter share their perspective on chronic daily headache.

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Reflections on Mother's Day: When I was born with spina bifida, my mother resisted “common sense” and kept me out of an institution.

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What We Gain by Giving Up

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Benefit of the Doubt: The gift that has helped me thrive with Prader-Willi syndrome.

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Epilepsy With Valor

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Dancing With Outliers: Let's Study the Best-Case Scenarios in Managing Parkinson's Disease.

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Milestones: When my father experienced bleeding in the brain, our family learned to celebrate unexpected milestones.

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Speak Up: The Mother I Knew

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Speak Up: Superwoman in Slow Motion

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Learning to manage the fatigue of multiple sclerosis

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There's a Dog for That: Oliver makes living with Parkinson's much easier.

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How to Minister With Migraine: what I've learned over the course of 50 years.

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Speak Up: Going Public With Cervical Dystonia—From personal mission to national television.

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Speak Up: Still Standing: Will the insurance industry finish what neuropathy started?

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Speak Up: Rising Above Limits and Labels—I fulfilled my dreams in spite of a cerebral palsy.

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SPEAK UP: Care Should Be a Right, Not a Privilege

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Speak Up: Keeping the Faith

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Letters: Speak Up

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SPEAK UP: Advanced Life Skills

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LETTERS: One More Thought

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LETTERS: One More Thought

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Speak Up: Shaken but not Staid

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One More Thought.

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Letters: Discovering Art

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As Luck Would Have It

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Fight Smart, Not Just Hard

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The Cerebellum Blues: Did my brain injury make me a better songwriter?

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Misadventures in Migraine Land

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Discovering Art

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Follow the Reader

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Deep Brain Stimulation: A nurse‐eye view of a life‐altering dystonia treatment.

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Multiple Sclerosis

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Accepting Multiple Sclerosis

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A Flower Grows in Stone: My life with Stiff Person Syndrome.

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After suffering a stroke in utero, Isaac underwent a life‐saving surgery.

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Bath

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Expressing Pain

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I've Got Neuropathy

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2007 Neurology Now: Art Contest Winner

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Speak Up

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Speak Up

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Inspired by You

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Bay Window: After being abandoned because of Parkinson's, I looked out at the world with new eyes.

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Rhapsody in C and D

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Greatness Becomes Me

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A Grandmother's Wish

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Words

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Cerebral Odyssey: What I learned going from a bad ear to brain surgery

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On Guard: Controlling your own destiny by viewing guardianship as a last resort

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Dance of Loss

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Lifting the Rock

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Temporary Lourdes

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My Father's Brain

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Voices of the Human Spirit: Speaking Out, Singing Out

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Looking for the Moon

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Seek Medical Help Before It's Too Late

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Encouragement in the Written Word

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Life After Stroke: Go Forward!

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