Jeremy was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s disease at the age of 37. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, he had an active youth playing baseball, skateboarding and writing songs on guitar. A few years before diagnosis, Jeremy’s first noticeable symptom was hand stiffness which, at the time, he blamed on the almost 20 years of heavy, repetitive motion performed at his warehouse job. Since the age of 19 he had filled orders and driven forklifts - now stiffness crept up his arm and resulted in constant pain. Although physically active and a non-smoker, he felt like an ailing old man. Sinking into a deep depression, he battled panic attacks and midday mental fogs. Several doctors ran tests on his arm, neck, back and head, ultimately referring him to a pain management center. Finally a neurologist determined Parkinson’s was the cause, and after a short time Jeremy was no longer able to work. Today he relies on his wife and young son for support and motivation when days get tough. Parenting, songwriting and podcasting fill his time and he remains focused on daily accomplishments – not limitation.