Parkinson Canada is a proud presenting partner of When Life Gives you Parkinson’s.
Larry Gifford hosts the podcast “When Life Gives You Parkinson’s” which details his journey with the disease as a guy in his mid-40’s with a family and a career. He was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease in August 2017. The show was named “Best Podcast” by RTDNA West Region in 2020 and listed on the “Best of 2018” playlist by Apple Podcasts.
Gifford also hosts the Michael J. Fox Foundation Parkinson’s podcast, serves on the MJFF Patient Council, he founded the Parkinson’s advocacy group PD Avengers and he is an Ambassador for the 2022 World Parkinson Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Gifford is the National Director of Talk Radio for Corus Entertainment in Canada.
“I am thrilled to be working with the Parkinson Canada team. It is extremely important that Canadians have equity of access to information, movement disorder specialists, informed GPs, early diagnosis, medications, treatments, and wellness activities. Parkinson Canada works tirelessly to get us closer to that reality each day. By partnering with the podcast they are also raising the voices of people with Parkinson’s. The more we tell our stories, the more it drives awareness of PD, which is needed for funding research and ultimately finding a way to stop PD in its tracks. No matter what.”
When Life Gives You Parkinson’s: Episodes
About When Life Gives You Parkinson’s
When Life Gives You Parkinson’s is an honest, funny, and engaging podcast chronicling host Larry Gifford’s personal journey with Parkinson’s disease. Gifford, his wife Rebecca, and their son Henry live in Vancouver, British Columbia. Gifford has worked in radio for nearly 30 years. In August 2017 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 45. Now in its third season, When Life Gives You Parkinson’s is a first-hand account of what it is like to live with PD for Gifford, his family, and other members of the worldwide Parkinson’s community.
Answering probing questions from co-host Niki Reitmayer and letting listeners eavesdrop in on intimate chats with his wife, Gifford uses humour to diffuse heavy content and give the podcast a hopeful tone. He gives voice to Parkinson’s experts and advocates from around the world and together they openly tackle tough topics. The authentic, frank conversations along with compelling storytelling is what makes this podcast interesting, informative, and enlightening.