by Jess Wolfe, Maddie Osterink, and Amaya Berkley
With an optimistic approach, Steven Faulk tells his story of his battle against Parkinson’s Disease. The average person has heard of Parkinson’s, but most people don’t understand the extent of this disease. Listen to Faulk, Grandville High School Human Biology Teacher Mrs. Reiger, and GVSU professor and Parkinson’s Researcher Dr. Merritt Taylor, who all discuss Parkinson’s and the strides taken in research towards finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.
by Christian Lubbers
Childhood dream: Model
Current occupation: Cashier for PetSmart.
“When I was little I always wanted to become a model, however I looked in the mirror one day and seen a mole on my face. After that I decided it was impossible to become a model, so I quit my dream. Later in my life I noticed my mother was acting stranger and stranger every year, but in reality I was just realizing that my mom was legally psychotic, so my dad finally got a divorce and now they live separately from each other. Three years later I then decided to move in with my boyfriend over here in Grandville. I applied to multiple jobs around the area, and PetSmart was the first to respond. I only started working here three weeks ago, but I feel that I’m going to be here much longer!”