I thought before writing this that a cure for Parkinsons would get me my Dad back. On reflection I have realised that Parkinsons is now part of my Dad, part of who he is and how special he is to me. He has had it for 13 years.Don’t get me wrong, there have been so many times I have wished he didn’t have it and felt so upset when I have seen a previously physically strong man struggle to cut up a steak. Dad has been lucky with medication response and has, this week, had the Deep Brain Stimulation operation. This has already given an insight of what it would be like with a cure, the potential is amazing. I guess really what a cure would mean to me is a happy Dad, not getting frustrated, upset and angry when his body wont work. Not seeing my Mum struggle to help him physically and emotionally. In some ways I see Dad as lucky with medication and DBS but not everyone has this chance so a cure would help all those others. We must keep trying, fund raising and promoting awareness. The response to my Tweets about Dad have shown me how strong the Parkinsons family is.