Heather Kennedy is a Bay Area motivational speaker, writer, visual artist, and mother of two. After many years of misdiagnosis and a disorienting amount of chaos, she was finally diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2012. She has been interviewed by Michaela Pereira on the on the Los Angeles-based HLN/CNN network show MichaeLA and starred in several Parkinson’s videos which she co-produced with Anders M. Leines, including “Dating With Parkinsons” and “Anger.” In March 2018 she was profiled as a featured blogger by the international magazine Parkinson’s Life and is an active supporter of Davis Phinney, MJFF, and an administrator on several online sites. She is a speaker and co-chair at next year’s World Parkinson’s Congress.