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By: Marco Preshevski

Drivin’ Daughters and Parkinson’s

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“I have Parkinson’s Disease…”

The words kept hitting me like a hammer on my forehead.


When Marco Preshevski was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, his life fell to pieces. He had just turned 30 years old.

Drivin’ Daughters and Parkinson’s is the remarkable story of Marco’s rollercoaster journey through life before, during and after his diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. Beginning on that fateful day in March 2001, Marco tells the fascinating story of how Parkinson’s Disease slipped into his life, how it made its presence known and the unending battle he has fought balancing symptom relief with side effect control, using various medications and cutting-edge surgery.

Marco explains in detail the destructive psychological consequences he experienced at the hands of Parkinson’s and the devastating effect this had on his personal relationships. Often going into deep, intimate detail, Marco tells us how Parkinson’s Disease drove him to the edge of his life, until he discovered the reason for his existence on earth.

Told through the eyes of an ‘ordinary’ man, Drivin’ Daughters and Parkinson’s is a fresh look at personal experience of this difficult-to-handle medical condition. Hilarious, wholly inspirational and at times difficult to believe, this book should be read by anyone whose life has been touched by Parkinson’s, by those who want to understand the disease better and by those who want to appreciate the patient’s point of view.

Marco Preshevski was born in 1971 in Luton, United Kingdom. After spending his childhood and adolescent years in the west of England, he attended the University of Bristol from which he graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree (with honours) in Chemistry. Marco worked for almost twenty years in healthcare marketing communications including ten years’ experience in advertising and brand development, before moving out to Australia. Marco lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, where he spends as much time as possible raising his daughter.

Customer Reviews
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  • Neil Madden

    This book provided a real insight into the trauma of facing young-onset PD. It was also very well written with some great descriptions of the real-life options for treatments and drugs - warts and all. I thoroughly recommend it.

  • Kat

    A personal account of a young person’s battle with Parkinson's. Had no idea the side effects of some drugs could be so crazy, and the brain, what they can do with science today.


    Couldn’t put this book down as soon as I started it - and I don’t say that readily. It’s sad, funny, inspirational and thought-provoking in equal measures. You don’t need to have been touched by Parkinson’s Disease; the book is an amazing account of how life can throw you challenges and how we either choose to fight or flight. Marco has fought his PD for over 2 decades and has not only retained his wonderful sense of humour but has carried on regardless, often putting others’ feelings and welfare before his own. A truly humbling story and a riveting read.

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