The grey colored ribbon on this tree shows awareness for Parkinson’s Disease (PD). PD progresses slowly in most people. It is a neurodegenerative brain disorder where a person’s brain slowly stops producing a neurotransmitter called dopamine. With less dopamine, it limits a person’s ability to regulate their movements, body and emotions, and can often cause tremors. There is currently no cure for this disease, but medication and therapy may be used to treat symptoms.
Though Parkinson’s is not fatal, complications from the disease are serious. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rated complications from PD as the 14th top cause of death in the U.S.
Every year Faline creates a tree to support a charity/organization of her choice. In this way, she helps to share awareness of the horrible issues that many of us have to face in today’s world.
Handcrafted in Wooster, Ohio, this tree is cut from 3/4” thick wood with colorful print on the front and a description on the back. Buy it for a friend or add it to your Cat’s Meow collection. It sets neatly on a mantle, shelf or desk. Or perch it on our wainscotting or the trim above your windows or doors.