Adaptive fashion show celebrates innovative, accessible designs created for people with Parkinson's disease

The fashion show, hosted by nonprofit Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon, showcased shoes, clothing and accessories for people with movement disorders.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Amy Lavallee was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease six years ago when she was 34 years old.

“I am what they consider a unicorn,” Lavallee said. “A rare person, to be a young female with Parkinson’s, especially because I have no family history.”

Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that causes uncontrollable movements, such as shaking or stiffness. Men are 40% more likely to have Parkinson’s disease than women. Although most people with Parkinson’s first develop the disease after age 60, a

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