Stories

Jeffrey’s Story: Life Is Good

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.” —Helen Keller   The Diagnosis I was diagnosed with idiopathic peripheral neuropathy in August 2021. Two years prior to a diagnosis, I kept feeling that my socks were bunching up in my feet. I started buying new sneakers and socks. But …

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Chuck’s Story: Exploring the National Parks

Chuck is a husband, father, grandfather, outdoorsman – and a PN patient who strongly supports the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy and advocates for his own health and that of others. We chatted with Chuck about his recent adventures in the US National Parks and his tips for others who want to follow his example. What is your connection to peripheral neuropathy? …

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Michael’s Story: Let Your Birthday Help Us All!

MICHAEL WRIGHT has had neuropathy for about six years. Living in Charlotte, NC, with a supportive family, Michael has not let his neuropathy get the best of him. He has become a true activist, helping other patients with peripheral neuropathy and finding ways to bring attention to peripheral neuropathy and raising money for research. Michael founded the group, …

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Terry’s Story: Local Support Group Offers Help

On Friday the 13th of March 2020, when the world stopped for COVID-19, I finally got an answer from my neurologist about the burning pain in my feet and, sometimes, hands. I had a “nickel’s worth of neuropathy” he stated. I remember thinking, “Oh my goodness, if this is only a nickel’s worth what might a …

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Jen’s Story: Raising Awareness for PN Brings People Together

When Jen set out to raise awareness for PN, she did more than she expected. Her outreach helped others and brought people together. Jen shares her story here. Jen’s Story I never thought neuropathy would be part of my story. Prior to my diagnosis, I was a healthy 39-year-old writer, health coach, and personal trainer. …

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Donn Seidholz’ Story: Staying in the Game

Donn Seidholz is a great storyteller – and he has great stories to tell. Donn shared stories about his time as a minor league baseball player, about his life-long devotion to athletics and fitness, his quest for answers about his peripheral neuropathy, and most, recently, his bout with COVID-19. We share some of Donn’s stories …

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