Patrick Crossan lives with #Parkinsons - he shared his #WorldParkinsonsDay story with @vinnybelfast - and says he'll keep on running

Apr 11, 2019, 12:36 PM

Today is World Parkinson's Day. Over 3700 people are living with the condition here in Northern Ireland and about 9 people every week will be diagnosed this year. In a survey launched today, 91% of people living with Parkinson's in Northern Ireland said they'd had negative experiences as a result of people not understanding their symptoms. These negative experiences included: being laughed at, people assuming they are drunk or unfriendly, and even being disbelieved when they've revealed their diagnosis. Patrick Crossan from Belfast is one of those people living with Parkinson's, he spoke to Vinny this morning.  You can learn more here -