The Patients Like Me site I belong to has a new member, with very limited English, who wants to correspond with any PWP who can correspond in Vietnamese.
He might also be able to talk to a Parkie who is fluent in French, but I’m not sure about that. Nope! He wrote me, and he does not speak French. Well, I was hoping.
When I Googled on the Internet, trying to find a Parkie who spoke Vietnamese, I found lots of articles about all the Vietnam veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange. It seems that there is a high incidence of Parkinson’s among that group. With all the other terrible problems these soldiers have faced over the years from Agent Orange, this is just one more tragedy they have had to endure. My heart goes out to them, and to their families.
I would suspect that there is a high incidence of PD among the native Vietnamese population, as well. The Parkie I am trying to help find someone to correspond with is 51.
Please pass this request along, so we can help this fellow Parkie find an understanding friend.