People at the Statehouse took time Tuesday to recognize people who are living with Parkinson's disease.
Resolutions on the House and Senate floor applauded the Governor's proclamation of April as "Parkinson's Awareness Month." Lawmakers were joined by people who are living with the disease, including long-time WIBW-TV meteorologist Rob Peppers.
Peppers was diagnosed with Parkinson's 18 years ago. He says it's important the state pays attention to the disease.
"A lot of people have heard of Parkinson's disease but I don't think they really understand what it is," Peppers said. "Over a million people in the United States have Parkinson's and it's just getting the word out and letting people know more about what it is and what it does to a person - the symptoms, signs and treatments that are available."
Parkinson's is a progressive disorder that affects a person's nervous system.
Posted by Melissa Brunner