Mommy Minute: Raising a family while fighting Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease

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MIDDLEBURY - The signs were slight at first.

"I would be standing at the sink doing dishes and my toe would just twitch and twitch," says Jennifer Bona, a Middlebury mom, whose strange symptoms increased in late 2012. "I couldn't get out of bed. I couldn't move. My whole left side was frozen."jennboys copy

A nurse in her early 40s, Bona was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson's disease.

"It was shocking because at my age, and even more shocking, it's so rare for a young women to get Parkinson's disease because it is a disease, typically, of older men," she says.

Bona had to figure out how to get by each day, taking care of her four growing sons, while dealing with the devastating effects of this neurological condition.

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