Christine Jeyachandran – Peru
Christine Jeyachandran was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease almost 6 years ago at age 37. It started with a slight tremble, weak fingers and lead to left foot dragging and difficulty walking without medication.
The first few years flew by and she suddenly realised that she couldn’t raise her arms and this lead her to do something drastic! She lives in Peru where there are no PD classes nor PD physios so she choose a coach she trusted who happened to be her daughters gymnastics coach. Gymnastics has changed her life completely and empowered her physically and mentally. Her video Handstand for Parkinson’s was a finalist at the World Parkinson’s Congress. She regained range of movement, balance, flexibility, coordination and she's stronger than ever. And the latest update shows how hard it is but she is persevering: Christine's Gymnastics Update.
Now she is passionately helping educate PWP and encouraging them to exercise, especially in Peru as they have very limited services and patient education.