No Parkinson’s with the flip of a switch

No Parkinson’s with the flip of a switch

Andrew Johnson has been diagnosed with Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease and recently underwent deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery to implant a brain pacemaker that supplies his brain with regular and reliable electrical pulses. In this incredible video, Johnson turns the pacemaker off and you can see the effect that DBS has had on his life.

Understatement of the year at the end of the video. Wow. Johnson writes about his experience with Parkinson’s on his site, Young and Shaky. (thx, eamon)

Tags: medicine   Parkinson’s Disease   science   video

from kottke.org http://kottke.org/13/06/no-parkinsons-with-the-flip-of-a-switch

Duct tape surfing

Duct tape surfing

Pascale Honore enjoyed watching her sons surf but couldn’t participate because she’s been a paraplegic for the past 18 years. But then Tyron Swan, a friend of her sons, duct taped her to his back and took her out on his board.

Man, that smile is incredible. What a great video. Pascal and Tyron are trying to raise funds to take their show on the road. Backed. (via ★interesting)

Tags: Pascale Honore   sports   surfing   Tyron Swan   video

from kottke.org http://kottke.org/13/06/duct-tape-surfing

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