Jeri Wesselman | CaringBridge

Jeri Wesselman

First post: Nov 22, 2017 Latest post: Sep 19, 2018
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Jeri was first diagnosed with Early Onset Parkinson's Disease in 2009.  Based on her symptoms at the time, her doctor said she had it at least one year prior to this visit.  When she didn't respond to the medication and the symptoms progressed too rapidly, the doctors at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson's Center changed her diagnosis to Multiple System Atrophy.  A visit at the Phoenix Mayo Clinic was inconclusive.  Based on her recent evaluation at the end of August, Dr. Holly Shill believes the MSA diagnosis is accurate.  Only in death will we know for sure.

Anyone who has met Jeri knows she is an exceptional person.  Words cannot do justice to just how great she is.  She has handled everything that has been thrown at her with such grace, I could not be more proud.  She has never said a bad word about others, and always tries to focus on the positive.   She was an All-American Gymnast who attended the University of Oregon on scholarship.  Fitness has been a major part of her life and she still tries to exercise when she can!

Jeri is mother to three daughters, Rachel, Amanda, & Melissa.  Gaga to Kristin & Harper, two amazing granddaughters.  Daughter to Bonnie Frazer, sister to Pam Fields.  It amazes me how she has been able to maintain even childhood friendships in this crazy,  big world.  That's the kind of person she is though, a heart so big, there is room enough for everyone.

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