This is quotes from Andy McDowell’s You Tube Page where he Posted
Published on May 5, 2013
Andy McDowell was diagnosed with early onset PD in December, 2009, aged 43. He wrote the poem “Smaller” for his children – to help them understand what was happening to him. The defining message being that whilst Parkinson’s has forever changed him – and the body he inhabits – he’s still his own man.
He lives in Auckland New Zealand with his wife Kate and their 2 children, Lily and Pearl, and runs a marketing consultancy.