Carol's battle with sleepiness and hallucinations started when she was a teenager and remained a medical mystery for decades until she was finally diagnosed with narcolepsy. For Gary, the subtle changes in how he walked were easy to ignore until a foot cramp eventually led to a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease. Treatment and coping strategies have helped both manage symptoms and live fuller lives.
Medical Stories is a new series produced to take viewers on an emotional and inspirational journey by way of storytelling, as the lens focuses on ordinary people going through extraordinary measures of courage and triumph. The stories of these patients are revealed by their incredible willpower to help inspire, improve and transform lives of others through their own personal narrative. These stories are reinforced by leading medical experts in the field. At times, the patient experience connects them with a remarkable support base community, which may help contribute to their positive outcome. The series is about connecting viewers with patients' stories of hope, encouragement, and empowerment to help enrich and transform the lives of others through powerful storytelling.