At the age of 53, Gulshan is a Parkinson’s Disease warrior, whose life changed forever, around five years ago. While the initial few years passed by, peacemaking with Parkinson’s symptoms such as tremors in his thumb, stiffness, drastically lower levels of vitamins, and problems with balance and coordination. Up until the point he was diagnosed with the disorder, he and his wife had no idea what Parkinson’s is and had hardly ever heard of the disorder. Upon his diagnosis, doctors suggested less stress, limited time with gadgets, and regular counseling.
Not just for Gulshan, but also for his wife Kajal, it was equally a daunting challenge to manage a condition they had never heard of. Not just physical, Gulshan was experiencing extreme mental turmoil. He struggled to accept the ambiguity of the circumstance and what it would entail for him and his family. However, he was motivated by his friend’s predicament and pondered whether to doubt the unpredictability of what had occurred or to accept it. He chose the later and decided to transform his life for the better.
Gulshan found hope through his love for dance and continued to practice his passion for therapy. He choreographs beautiful dance routines to not only spread awareness of the disorder that usually doesn’t find a place in mainstream conversations but also create awareness for other Parkinson’s warriors. He started his own YouTube channel ‘Khul Ke Naacho” which helped him focus on certain hand and leg movements that aid in coordination, featuring him and other people with Parkinson’s through a digital community. Gulshan’s story is a ray of hope for all those people who suffer from Parkinson’s.