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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