Bill Schmalfeldt

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Bill Schmalfeldt and his big, shiny microphone
Bill Schmalfeldt
Saint Francis
Retired Broadcaster, Journalist, Talk Show Host, Brain Surgery Volunteer, Parkinson's Disease Survivor, Author, Speaker, Motivator

I'm a 61-year old retired federal employee with three decades of experience in broadcasting and journalism. Recently widowed, I am living alone for the very first time in my life. No wife, no kids, no pets, no “significant others.” It is at times maddening, at other times sublime.I retired from my job as a Writer/Editor with the National Institutes of Health in 2011 due to the advance of my Parkinson’s disease, a progressive neurological disorder.You can read about my experience with this exquisite little inconvenience in my book, Deep Brain Diary: My Life as a Guy with Parkinson's Disease and Brain Surgery Volunteer, I tell my story of being diagnosed, of volunteering for experimental deep brain stimulation surgery, and the after effects with a sense of humor... bordering on gallows humor at times. I hope I can bring a smile to your face and make you realize that Parkinson's is not a death sentence...'s a LIFE sentence.

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