Dyanna Hurley is a former nurse, who suffered a stroke and as a result, developed PBA. PBA is a little-known condition that causes frequent, uncontrollable outbursts of crying or laughter in individuals with certain neurologic conditions, like stroke, dementia, and traumatic brain injury. It is often misunderstood as depression and because of this, Dyanna struggled to get a proper diagnosis. There are many differences between PBA and depression. Click here to learn more. http://www.pbafilm.com/facts-about-pba
BEYOND LAUGHTER & TEARS: A Journey of Hope aims to raise awareness of PBA and bring this condition into the national spotlight. An estimated two million people suffer from PBA in the United States, and many do not know the condition exists.
Watch as Dyanna talks with Fox 5 News Morning Show in Washington DC to discuss her journey to receiving an accurate diagnosis and living with PBA. The inspiring interview details why Dyanna found it so important to attend the BEYOND LAUGHTER & TEARS: A Journey of Hope premiere in Washington DC and why raising awareness of PBA is a cause close to her heart.
Dyanna shared her thoughts on the film and why she participated in the documentary: “My hope is that more people are made aware of PBA so that they can get some kind of relief in their life.”
To learn more about BEYOND LAUGHTER & TEARS: A Journey of Hope, watch the trailer or request a screening kit to view the documentary.