Brent Peterson's battle with Parkinson's takes a remarkable turn

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!

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