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Jack McDonald Company Profile

When Jack McDonald was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2001, brain surgery was the furthest thing from his mind. But as the years progressed, his symptoms became more disruptive, eventually forcing him to sell his graphic design business. Going out to the movies or to dinner with his wife, Gilda, became an ordeal. In 2012, McDonald's neurologist suggested Deep Brain Stimulation surgery, or DBS for short. At first McDonald thought it was unnecessary. Brain surgery is not something you casually say "yes" to. Then he realized that it was an easy decision: he could go on shaking, wiggling, and feeling crummy, or he could do something about it. McDonald underwent the life-changing surgery in 2013.

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New Children's Book, Poppo's Electric Brain, Helps Take the Fear Factor Out of Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Parkinson's Disease

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — When Jack McDonald elected to have Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery after more than a decade of watching his tremors and other symptoms get progressively worse, he saw it as a teachable moment for his grandchildren. Their reactions to his brain…