When people have a neurologic condition, it not only affects them but also their family members who have to make adjustments and come to terms with a new normal. That’s the case with the Parsons, a tight-knit family from Canton, Ohio, who used the art of music to honor their father and husband, Douglas Parsons.
Dyanna is a very independent woman. In fact, as a former nurse, she’s used to being the one who takes care of others. After her stroke and the onset of PseudoBulbar Affect (PBA) symptoms, she suddenly found herself in the position of needing to accept help from family and friends. Her journey towards reclaiming a sense of independence and living a joyous life is captured in The PBA Film Project (working title).
Kirk, an aspiring pilot living in Austin, Texas, suddenly faced an unexpected challenge that greatly impacted his life. At age 24, he experienced a cerebral edema followed by a stroke and was later diagnosed with PseudoBulbar Affect (PBA). His subsequent journey is captured in The PBA Film Project (working title).