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Photo of Suzanne and her CPL partner, Brianna

Suzanne and Brianna

As an artist, retired dentist and mother of two, Suzanne has traveled the globe and wasn’t content to sit on the sidelines of life. Recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Suzanne entered training with the goal of being able to walk more than the two blocks which currently exhausted her, and to do it safely.

Brianna is now helping Suzanne tremendously with balance and mobility, while conserving her energy by helping with chores. Brianna has also learned to respect her mom’s time to focus and relax, and can often be seen quietly watching as Suzanne does her daily yoga exercises. The two are now home in New York and enjoy a busy life with Suzanne’s art, a love of the outdoors, and family life to keep them both busy.