Meet some of the Participants and Caregivers

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John Thatcher

I love people and life, and try to keep on smiling – NEVER, EVER, GIVE IN! I cannot walk very […]

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Jeff Tottle

My name is Jeff Tottle, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in May 2000 when I was 42 years old. This […]

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Darren Calder

My name is Darren Calder and I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s around my 40th birthday. It took many years before […]

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Lyndsey Isaacs

My husband Tom Isaacs and I were the driving force behind getting GDNF back into trials. Tom set up The […]

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Vicki Dillon

I was finally diagnosed with Parkinson’s on Valentine’s Day 2007 ! It had taken three years of being continuously fobbed […]

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Nic Mortensen

Diagnosis I was diagnosed with PD in 2003 at 43, which was identified by a process of elimination, apparently there […]

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Colin Wynn

A Caregiver’s perspective. I am Colin Wynn, married to Lesley Gosden since 1981. She was confirmed as having Young Onset […]

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Raj Jobanputra

I was officially diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2009, but I’d suspected I had the condition for around five years before that. I […]

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Andy Rollin

Before the trial When it was announced that there was to be a clinical trial for something called ‘GDNF’ I […]

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Lesley Gosden

Originally from Kent, I have lived in Oxfordshire for over 30 years.  Having been pub landlords for more than ten […]

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Jayne Calder

A Person Living With Parkinson’s Perspective. I am the wife of Darren Calder, Patient no 006 on the GDNF Phase […]

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