For 18 years she has been imprisoned by Parkinson's, without complaint, pushing on as her body and mind deteriorates. Moment: We come home to find her sitting on the floor trying to put on her sneakers. "I want a run." She had been there, her nurse says, for 30 minutes, warding off help, but from her husband she accepts assistance. He lifts her & together they shuffle out to the lawn, where, in his grasp, they shuffle-run to the hedgerow and back. She sits, out of breath, smiling.

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