GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - It's a disease that has no cure -- Parkinson's Disease affects a million Americans. But a promising procedure is helping people with Parkinson's have a better quality of life.
Deep brain stimulation can help stop those debilitating tremors, giving patients temporary relief for up to 10 years. It's offered in Grand Rapids at Saint Mary's Hauenstein Center.
Cheryle Hall has been living with Parkinson's for nearly 20 years. What started as a little tremor in her pinky, has now affected her hand and her leg.
But she's found hope in deep brain stimulation. Hall says going through the procedure is worth it, even if it only lasts ten years.
"I'm 70 years old, so who knows how long I've got? So they've have it go longer, so I figure it's a good time," says Hall.