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Don's Fall 2014

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Veteran Don Sladek in a hospital bed in June 2014.

In June 2014, Don fell at home. Not the fall of an athletic, coordinated person, but a "strange" fall, and by the end of July 2014, he was doing this funny "pill-rolling" with his fingers.


Don had an EEG, MRI, CAT Scan, and a DaT scan, which measures dopamine levels, and all the results were normal. He also had a variety of genetic testing, which did not indicate any abnormalities.


By January 2015, we had a referral to UCLA. We were thrilled! In our mind, Don would finally have a diagnosis, undergo treatment, and we would go back to our lives; we honestly had no clue how much life was going to change.

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