Well, known civil right activist Rev.Jesse Jackson revealed on Friday, that he was diagnosed with Parkinsons’s disease.Rev.Jesse Jackson Parkinson’s disease diagnosis has lingered online for a while now, according to a statement released by him about the sad news, Jesse narrated.
“Three years ago my family and I began to notice some strange changes about me,” Jackson, 76, said in a statement. “After series of tests conducted, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson’s disease, a disease that my father also struggled with.”
Rev.Jesse Jackson Parkinson’s disease diagnosis is really a bad one because, Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder without a well-known cure, for now, it is usually accompanied by tremors, stiffness coupled with the difficulty in walking and balancing.
A statement released by the Northwestern Medicine situated in Chicago.Jesse Jackson 76 Parkinson’s disease diagnosis was initially carried out in 2015,4And has been treated as an outpatient since then.
Danny Davis a congressman also confirmed that those close to Jesse have already started observing some of the well-known signs.
Rev.Jesse Jackson Parkinson’s disease diagnosis
According to the civil right activist, the recognition of the effect of the disease has been a very painful experience and hard to accept.
More than 7 to 10 million people worldwide are being afflicted with these Parkinson’s disease and Jackson believes he can use his voice to find the cure for the disease.
Jesse Jackson whose birthplace is Greenville, South Carolina, made wave from civil right demonstrations alongside great Martin Luther King Jr.He later contested for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 which was unsuccessful on both occasions.
In 1999 three U.S.soldiers were held in Yugoslavia.Jackson successfully negotiated their release an act that awarded him a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bill Clinton the next year.
Rev.Jesse Jackson Parkinson’s disease diagnosis is a signal that he must make lifestyle changes and focus more on physical therapy with the hopes of slowing down the disease progression.