Shamsa's story - diagnosed at 28

"I feel like I don't fit the stereotypical picture of Parkinson's, even though it is my reality, and I want to challenge perceptions of what it is to have Parkinson's.

"Parkinson's is like a kaleidoscope and there's different colours and different shapes and sizes of people within it."

Meet Shamsa, a young mum who was diagnosed with Parkinson's aged 28. Shamsa talks about love, life, family and Parkinson's in these 6 short videos.

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Episode 1: Catch the wind

"I don't fit the stereotypical picture of Parkinson's, even though it is my reality."

In this video, Shamsa shares her experience of living with Parkinson's.

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Episode 2: Religion and Parkinson's

"Parkinson's is hard enough without beating yourself up, without you being your own worst critic."

In this video, Shamsa talks about religion and Parkinson's.

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Episode 3: Becoming mum

"Just because I've got Parkinson's, that doesn't mean that she shouldn't have a sibling."

In this video, Shamsa talks about being a mum with Parkinson's.

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Episode 4: I wanted my husband to divorce me

"I met him and we had instant chemistry. It sounds so cliched but you know when you've met the one."

In this video, Shamsa talks about her husband.

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Episode 5: Being a teacher with Parkinson's

"Trying to control 25, 26 hormonal adolescents in a confined space is flipping hard."

In this video, Shamsa talks about working as a teacher with Parkinson's.

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Episode 6: How does Parkinson's affect a marriage?

"I think it puts a strain on a marriage, definitely. Because if one person gets ill, then the other person has to pick up the slack. You have to sink or swim."

In this video, Shamsa talks about how Parkinson's has affected her marriage.

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