It was over Chinese dumplings that we realized we had to do something more. The three of us were brought together by our Parkinson’s. Our silver lining to this disease is that we gained a wonderful friendship. That in itself seems strange. How could we be happy that we had a chronic neurological progressive disorder? We think it’s because we realized that our friendship and our community gives us hope.
Hope equals dopamine! Always now! Live in the moment! Think positive!
In 2016 at the World Parkinson’s Congress in Portland, our little community of three exploded as we met people from all around the world who shared our challenges and our hopes.
We know that there are people in the Parkinson’s Community who are isolated, alone, and losing hope. We want this project, “Soaring With Hope” to show them and the world that people with Parkinson’s have every reason to hope.
Each individual crane is a unique story about one person’s hope, 10,000 cranes flying together at the 2019 World Parkinson’s Congress in Kyoto Japan will be a powerful wave of hope and dopamine carrying us into a future where Parkinson’s is no longer a part of us.
On behalf of Naomi, the organizer, Amy, the engineer, and Clara,
the artist, we thank you for spreading the word of Hope.