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Dating With Disease

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 04.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

Note: This is my final piece in a series specifically meant to raise awareness of Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. April is Parkinson's Awareness Mont...

Perceptions and Misconceptions

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Toepperwein

Never be afraid to ever say, "I have no idea what you're going through." Try to be someone's perception of light, in an all too often misconceived dim world.

Shaken to the Core

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 03.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

Taking a few pills a day are hardly irritating. Even though I live around my meds. I read about people with real problems and I am humbled each day. I am in stage one of early onset Parkinson's disease.

What I Learned Training for 'American Ninja Warrior'

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Toepperwein

Yes, I have Parkinson's disease and I tried out for American Ninja Warrior. Yes, I would love to be on the show for a multitude of reasons. However, what I've learned training to be a ninja has far outweighed the benefits of being on TV.

One Year After I Was Shot

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 12.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

One year ago, as you popped a bottle of champagne, kissed your partner and watched fireworks, I slept. Last New Year's Eve, I left with my father and ...

Conquering Parkinson's One Obstacle at a Time

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 11.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Toepperwein

Every giggle and snuggle with my daughter is a reward no trophy or medal could compare. I, am a 37-year-old single mom with Parkinson's, kidney stones and tendinitis. I proved what overcoming adversity, determination and strong will can accomplish, slow and steady. Until my next adventure....

Petraeus' Vow to Protect Soldiers: A True Commitment or Empty Promise?

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Since 2001, over 22,600 soldiers have been pressed into signing such documents, affirming a pre-existing condition, making them ineligible for disability benefits, saving the military billions of dollars.

Facebook Members Rally around Tortured American Soldier

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Personality disorder (PD) has been cited as the cause for everything from deafness following a rocket blast to shrapnel wounds, as a means for denying benefits to soldiers who have served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

When the Army Uses "Enhanced Interrogation" on an American Soldier

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

I had been covering veterans' issues for several years and thought I'd developed a thick skin. But the pain on the other end of the telephone line as Sergeant Chuck Luther told me his story was difficult to stomach.