Over the course of four months, Phyllis Freyer,
progress with PD and then eventually find
Vice President at Renown Health, blogged
hope and relief from DBS. Carla herself has
about the experiences of her childhood friend,
often said she benefited most from support
Carla Holland, a Parkinson’s disease patient.
groups and hearing the stories of other people
The blog explored Carla and her family’s
living with PD. Her hope is that people learning
feelings throughout the disease progression and
to live with PD will be encouraged by her and
intimately shared many of the difficulties and
her family’s story.
challenges of this disease. It closely followed
Carla through her brave decision to receive
deep brain stimulation, a multi-surgery event
that helped Carla get her life back.
The following pages contain the entire story
as it appeared on CarlasStory.org, including
additional video interviews and photographs
from Carla’s life. If you would like to send
It is our hope that by following Carla’s story,
Carla your comments, please send an email to
others affected by Parkinson’s disease will
firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make sure your
gain insight and camaraderie from Carla and
message reaches her.
her family as they help share what it’s like to