Freedom Project Submission: We Can Learn & Grow & Heal Together
A wonderful collaboration has become the second machinima submission to the Freedom Project. Project Lead, Barbie Alchemi acting for Fran Seranade has worked with brilliant machinima creator Draxtor Despres to create a masterpiece they call"We Can Learn & Grow & Heal Together", which is also one of the renowned Drax File series. In The Words of Fran Seranade
10 years ago my beloved husband died with Parkinson's. One year later my
doctor told me I had the same disease. I was determined that while I
might have Parkinson's, it would not have me! I wrote an entire page of
things that Parkinson's would not stop me from doing and signed it "the
When I was 82, my son introduced my daughter and me to Second Life. I
was thrilled to see myself running and dancing again. I began to
experience physical improvements in strength and balance as well as
increased joy for life. What Parkinson's had taken away, SL had given
back to me. I am now 87 years young!
As a result of this improvement, our family has started Creations for
Parkinson's in SL. Since we started, our Team has raised $3,500,000
Linden ($14,000 US) in donations for Team Fox of the Michael J Fox
Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
We have built the Creations Park sim to create a beautiful and fun space
for the public to enjoy. I started the Parkinson's Support Group and
soon a Care Givers Support Group.
Dr. Donna Davis (Tredi Felisimo) and Tom Bokowski (Tom Boestorff) author
of "Coming of Age in Second Life" are studying the possible benefits of
SL for people with Parkinson's.
Michael J Fox says ""It is not our Challenges that define us, our actions do"
Through all my challenges, it is my spiritual faith, the love of my
family and the "Freedom" I have found in Second Life that has helped me
to maintain meaning and joy in life.