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 more than 30 years. In August 2017 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 45. Now in its fourth 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. Listeners also get the perspective of his wife and partner in Parkinson's each week, as his wife Rebecca Gifford replaced Niki Reitmayer as co-host of the podcast in 2020. Larry & Rebecca often veer into intimate chats letting listeners eavesdrop on their everyday life. Mr. 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. "Larry didn't get Parkinson's, Parkinson's got Larry - this podcast is a gift to the community." Dan D., Vancouver. Special thank you to our partners. Presenting partner is Parkinson Canada, content and promotional partner Spotlight YOPD, and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Parkinson’s IQ + You,PD Avengers World Parkinson Congress #WPC2023 in Barcelona, Spain.