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<br /> -A-<br /> <br /> Carla’s Story<br /> Over the course of four months, Phyllis Freyer,<br /> Vice President at Renown Health, blogged<br /> about the experiences of her childhood friend,<br /> Carla Holland, a Parkinson’s disease patient.<br /> The blog explored Carla and her family’s<br /> feelings throughout the disease progression and<br /> intimately shared many of the difficulties and<br /> challenges of this disease. It closely followed<br /> Carla through her brave decision to receive<br /> deep brain stimulation, a multi-surgery event<br /> that helped Carla get her life back.<br /> It is our hope that by following Carla’s story,<br /> others affected by Parkinson’s disease will<br /> gain insight and camaraderie from Carla and<br /> her family as they help share what it’s like to<br /> progress with PD and then eventually find<br /> hope and relief from DBS. 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Deep brain stimul</a> <a title="Carla's Story page 19" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/b124d4aa?page=19"> can we cure P a r k i n s o n ’ s d i s e a s e ?</a> <a title="Carla's Story page 20" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/b124d4aa?page=20"> countdown OCTOBER 20, 2012 </a> <a title="Carla's Story page 21" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/b124d4aa?page=21"> Needles and numbing It is August 30th, a sunny T</a> <a title="Carla's Story page 22" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/b124d4aa?page=22"> It takes a village It seems like a party in the</a> <a title="Carla's Story page 23" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/b124d4aa?page=23"> Hammer it home The drilling in one’s skull, in th</a> <a title="Carla's Story page 24" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/b124d4aa?page=24"> You must be stronger than this disease I have</a> <a title="Carla's Story page 25" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/b124d4aa?page=25"> Here, Dr. Fleming drills and Dr. Russel and Canda</a> <a title="Carla's Story page 26" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/b124d4aa?page=26"> Radio static During the surgery, they actually “l</a> <a title="Carla's Story page 27" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/b124d4aa?page=27"> Connect the dots So, the difficult first surgery wa</a> <a title="Carla's Story page 28" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/b124d4aa?page=28"> Waiting to live </a> <a title="Carla's Story page 29" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/b124d4aa?page=29"> Carla is a glass half-full G i r l </a> <a title="Carla's Story page 30" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/b124d4aa?page=30"> A roll on the carpet They turn it on. 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