Jennifer Wexton: No plan to quit for congresswoman with Parkinson's
A US congresswoman has revealed she has Parkinson's disease, but has no plans to retire, a rare move for a serving politician diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disorder.
Jennifer Wexton, 54, a Virginia Democrat, announced her condition in a video, saying: "I hope to keep serving you for many years to come."
Between 500,000 and a million Americans live with Parkinson's disease.
More than 10 million people worldwide have the condition.
In her two-and-a-half minute video, Ms Wexton explained her symptoms.
"Over the past few months, it has primarily affected my...