This story is just amazing, and will certainly give us all something to think about and be thankful for this Christmas season. Brent Peterson's journey with Parkinson's Disease has been a courageously public one, as he has taken every opportunity to help raise awareness and funds to help battle this illness. Over the last few weeks he has undergone a series of procedures at Vanderbilt as part of a therapy called Deep Brain Stimulation, which is designed to help alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's and other tremor or movement disorders.
Courtesy of WKRN (and a tip o' the hat for Jessica's Twitter tip), we can see how quickly and effectively this treatment can change a person's life. Follow after the jump for a before & after video which will blow you away.
Seriously, this is amazing, amazing stuff:
Make sure to take a swing by the Peterson For Parkinson's website, too, to learn more about this disease and what's being done to fight it.
Great stuff, Coach!