"It's my job to make myself and other people feel better."
"I was diagnosed with Parkinson's on 14 November 2010 at 9.45am. My life changed in minutes."
"For the first time I felt human because someone actually asked how I was."
"I've been working since I was 16. I've had a fortnight off and apart from that I've just kept on going."
"I just couldn’t imagine continuing life. What on earth would happen to me without a job?"
"I love them very much and they love me back and that's wonderful."
Parkinson's makes me driven, it makes me creative, it makes me passionate about what I do. So actually it's something important to tell people about.Emma Lawton
"You just don’t know what’s round the corner, so you have to have a positive attitude about it."
"I decided I was going to be a bit more positive about my illness - try to do something about it."
"Parkinson's is like a kaleidoscope and there's different colours and different shapes and sizes of people within in."