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Walking the Walk

18 May 2010

“I’d like to take a walk with my wife”.  It’s such a simple request, but for John ‘Strop’ Cornell, it was the thing he most wanted to do more than anything.

Then there is former Naval officer Mick Sharpe.  This ANZAC Day, he was able to march alongside his fellow servicemen for the first time in more than a decade.

Both men suffer from Parkinson’s disease, and have recently undergone deep brain stimulation to treat their symptoms.  Both have also had their inspiring stories feature recently on A Current Affair.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that giving people access to healthcare isn’t just about the dramatic life-saving interventions.  Sometimes the power of medical technology lies in giving people the ability to do the simple things most of us take for granted – like taking a walk.

Both of the A Current Affair stories are available at the ACA website (just click the links below).

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