About Me

Author Karl Robb

Photo by Erick Gibson – http://www.erickgibson.com

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s Disease (PD) for over 30 years.  Karl believes he has had PD since he was 17 years old and was diagnosed at the age of 23. At 51, he is a Parkinson advocate, entrepreneur, inventor, writer, speaker on PD issues and photographer.

He has been featured on BBC radio, CBS News, the New York Post, Japanese television, as well as major DC television stations about PD issues. Karl, with his wife, Angela, received the 2007 Murray Charters award for outstanding advocacy.  Karl and Angela run a Parkinson’s support group in Northern Virginia. Karl maintains this blog on PD and is working on a book he hopes unveil in the next several months.

You can reach Karl via email at asoftvoice@gmail.com.

I’m available for speaking engagements to share my experience living with Parkinson’s disease.  I write on occasion for newsletters and blogs. Please contact me at asoftvoice@gmail.com if you are interested in having me speak to your group, conference/symposium, or would like me to write an article for your newsletter or blog.

 I am not a medical professional and this information is my personal view. I am just sharing my medical journey with you, the reader. I encourage you to seek all avenues that can benefit your condition.

  1. Hi Karl
    Just wanted to say I love your blog and bravo for your work…..If yours is a quiet voice in the noise mine is I think a genuinely well meaning but fiercesomely determined and opinionated one! However we are all about achieving the same end and that I believe is the improvement of life for those, especially people living with disruptive conditions. So from a stunning Scotland my absolute best to you. Kindest Colleen

  2. Thank you, Colleen, for your kind and thoughtful words. This means a great deal to me.

  3. I love the title of your blog~thanks for your positive outlook!

  4. Karl, I found your blog on PD on wordpress sites. My blog is wellness and fitness related. I am a practicing Physical Therapist in southern CA. I will continue to follow your site, and pass on to my brother. He is 47yo recently Dx with PD. Thanks, and have a Great Thanksgiving. Randy Bauer

  5. Karl, A special thanks to you and the VCU Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center for including you and your work in the Center’s
    electronic communications. Optimism, exercise and life purpose(s) seem to me, a “young at heart” 71 year old male, to be important factors in living with PD and continuing to be a positive force in this old world!

  6. Dear Karl,
    I am 41 years old and diagnosed with parkinson 10 days ago. I started to blog about my disease in Turkish. I think that I am the only Turkish blogger about parkinson. You did great job. parkinsonlahayat.blogspot.com is the address of my blog.
    Ozgur Cosar

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