Since my father died 3 years ago, I have wanted to create a legacy piece about how all things he held dear were slowly taken away by Parkinson’s Disease.
I avoided doing this because it was too painful to think about my father’s slow decline. I finally completed a first draft of storyboards last night; tears ran down my face almost the whole time. It was beautiful.
I have a lot of work to do on the project, but the first draft of storyboards is a blueprint for what I have to do next.
It is really tragic that my father was afflicted with this terrible degenerative condition, but it is one of my goals in life to make sure that he didn’t suffer in vain. I feel an obligation to depict his condition in an empowered way that raises awareness and ultimately leads to a cure.
I feel this will be difficult, ongoing process. No better place to document it than this blog! Stay tuned.