Kay Mixson-Jenkins

Kay Mixson-Jenkins was at the pinnacle of her career as one of the few female heavy equipment operators in the construction industry when she developed Parkinson’s at only 34 years old. Since then, she has become a tireless advocate and respected leader in various Parkinson’s organizations worldwide. Kay’s journey with Parkinson’s disease led her to undergo Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery at a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence. She is also the author of “Who is Pee Dee? Explaining Parkinson’s Disease to a Child.” Kay currently lives in Georgia with her husband and young son. (Portions of this video deal with the mature subject matter of Deep Brain Stimulation surgery and may not be suitable for all audiences.)

 

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