Richard's medical fund

My name is Richard Perrin, I am 67 years of age. In 2006, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.  I used to be a trainer and a jazz guitarist. The symptoms have gotten progressively worse over time, and drugs are not helping at all: Carbidopa/levodopa, the supposed 'gold standard' of drug treatment actually made my symptoms worse(!)

I've tried other drugs such as Amantadine (caused urinary tract problems) and selegiline (no effect) as well.

I have tried various 'neutraceuticals' such as Co-Q10 and L-tyrosine, which have slowed the progression of the disease but have not alleviated the symptoms. There is a ray of hope, however.

There is a relatively new therapy called 'Focused ultra-sound', which is incision-less brain surgery that is designed to significantly reduce or eliminate Parkinson's symptoms!

The only medical facility using this technique is in Solothurn, Switzerland.  Go to their website for further info on the procedure:       http://sonimodul.ch/

I had the procedure performed in January 2015 with some success, however, I need to go back to finish the treatment. My symptoms have returned and at this point, I am unable to work.   Finances are under a huge strain .

If I can raise any funds, they will go directly to the treatment provider.

I am trying to  go to Switzerland in late June or early July if possible, so time is of the essence.

Success in the treatment would be a life-changer! It would give me my life back for starters. Being able to play the guitar again would be a real gift.

If you can donate any amount, it would be enormously helpful.
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Richard Perrin
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New York, NY

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