This video is part of our conversation series produced in partnership with StoryCorps to help change the narrative around neurodegenerative disease. 

Dr. Maria De Leon tells her friend and colleague, Dr. Laurie Rogers, about her experience as a neurologist specializing in Parkinson’s disease and later being diagnosed with the disease herself.

Thanks to our grantee partner, I AM ALS, for introducing us to Cathy and Pat. I AM ALS is a patient-led community that provides critical support and resources to people with ALS, caregivers and loved ones. They empower advocates to raise awareness and lead the revolution against ALS in driving the development of treatments and cures. Visit to learn more.