Prudence Lau-Race to Recovery
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It was right before Christmas when Robert Smith from Niagara Falls discovered that he had developed an ulcer on his right foot. On December 24, the 51-year-old resident of Niagara Falls was at the Wound Clinic in St. Catharines getting treatment at one of the two oxygen chambers in the region.
You may have seen his story - an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) escort motorcycle squad was driving on Highway 400 in Barrie, comprising of about fifteen motorcycles. The roar of the engines scared some nearby geese from the ditch and one went flying into Officer Pete Tucker’s face - knocking him unconscious immediately.
When Scott Howard’s right pinkie finger kept twitching, Scott knew it was an indication that something was wrong. Doctors misdiagnosed the twitching as work-related stress, blaming Scott’s job as a paramedic for 19 years as the cause. When the twitching progressed to his whole hand, Scott was sent to a motion specialist in London, Ontario. In 2006, two years after his initial visit to his doctor, Scott was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. The diagnosis was not a complete surprise to Scott—