The Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. is home again after getting out of rehab.
Jackson, who was 80 years old, spent a few weeks at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. A Rainbow Push Coalition spokesperson said that he went to physical, occupational, and speech therapy to help with the effects of his Parkinson’s disease.
“I was in a wheelchair when I came in, but I’ll be walking out,” he said.
Rev. Jackson said that he is ready to go back to work as soon as he can find a way to keep his balance.
Jackson has had Parkinson’s since 2017 and has been living with it for a few years. The neurological disease has no cure and gets worse over time, making it harder to move and talk.
During His Time at The Ability Lab, Jackson Was Able to Get Some of It Back.
Dr. Leslie Rydberg, an attending physician at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, said, “Rev. Jackson went to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab for several weeks of intensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy.” “Clinicians focused on treating his Parkinson’s disease symptoms so that he could keep moving around and taking part in daily activities. Every day, I was moved by how hard he worked and how much he cared.”
It paid off to work hard. Not only can Jackson walk now, but he can also talk better.
Jackson said, “Working and being active are the best ways to fight Parkinson’s.” “Parkinson’s is not something you can sleep away.”
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Jackson’s job involves sending trucks full of supplies to flood victims in Kentucky and to Jackson, Mississippi, where there is a water shortage. Jackson also wants to do his part to help Texas migrants who are being sent to Chicago.
“I liked seeing him every day. Talking about his goals and what’s important to him, and I’m sure he’ll still be a big part of our community “Dr. Rydberg said.
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Rev. Jackson will keep up the progress he made at the AbilityLab by going there for therapy on his own. He also thanks everyone for their prayers, cards, and well wishes, saying that the support showed him that he was never alone.