Woman diagnosed with Parkinson’s after playing on WII FitJanuary 13th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 54-year-old mother-of-two has discovered that she has Parkinson’s disease after playing on Nintendo’s Wii Fit.
Julie Wilks claim that while playing the game standing on the Balance Board, she realized on the monitor that she was leaning too heavily on her left foot than the right one. When she started noticing other conditions about her health, she decided to consult her doctor. After the doctor diagnosed her, it was realized that she has Parkinson’s disease.
She spoke to the Yorkshire Post after her diagnosis. She told the newspaper that, “When it came to stepping onto the balance game it was showing on the screen that I was leaning on my left foot more heavily than the other.”
After the benefit that the game gave her, Julie now wants others to have similar experience. She has set up a website to help create awareness about Parkinson’s disease.
That is not the only motivation that drove Julie to set up the website. The website, Give A Little Sunshine, will also be used to help other people that are suffering from the disease.
The disease affects several people in the United States.
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