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On World Parkinson’s Day April 20 Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton announced that she would do everything she could in her office to raise awareness of and fight the disease.
That followed her diagnosis and announcement of having the disease.
On September 18 the Congresswoman announced that she would not be seeking reelection next year.
After noticing her recovery from Parkinson’s wasn’t progressing as quickly as others in her support group a reexamination was called for.
Further diagnosis reveals that Representative Wexton is suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy which is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s initially.
As Congresswoman Wexton put it this disease is a type of Parkinson’s on steroids.
The Congresswoman noted that there is no getting better from this disease but she will continue treatment options to manage her symptoms.
Wexton will complete her term in office and then spend more time at home with her husband, boys and loved ones.
Click here for the press release and additional information from Wexton’s support group Cure PSP.
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