Dan Ryan Brooks

Dan, a retired public schools administrator, first noticed pronounced tremors, movement difficulties and balance problems in the summer of 2005.

This song was written in 2009, after he was diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disease.  It expresses the loss and the desire to overcome the disabling affects by going on with life, by writing and singing.

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I had this crazy shaking thing, swirling round my frame, I missed my job, I missed my life, I just didn’t feel the same, but I’ve got friends, real good friends to the end.

- Dan Ryan Brooks