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April declared Parkinsons Awareness Month

TOPEKA — On April 1, the state of Kansas formally declared the month of April as Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month.
The resolution, sponsored by Senator Garrett Love and Representative Ronald Ryckman Sr. was written by Ellinwood Chamber Administrator J. Basil Dannebohm. Governor Sam Brownback also issued an official proclamation.
The proclamation hit close to home for several members of the Kansas Legislature.
“Anyone who has experienced the pain of a loved one or friend with this dreadful disease knows the mystery of a mind trapped in a frozen state unable to communicate effectively both verbally and physically. My own Father ...


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