Mark’s Parkinson’s disease kept him from exploring.
At UF Health, he found a problem-solver in Dr. Kelly Foote who was able to guide the way.
“Just being able to move around freely is a gift. When you have Parkinson’s, doing simple things like brushing your teeth with one hand or taking a drink of water can become very difficult to do.”
Mark Mason was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease at just 49 years old. He had been searching for a treatment solution ever since. Eventually, he met UF Health neurosurgeon Dr. Kelly Foote and UF Health neurologist Dr. Michael Okun. Together with a world-renowned team of movement disorders experts, they were able to help Mark get back to life, walking the trails near his home and spending quality time with his wife, Kathy.