Just over four years ago, at the age of 54, Lauren Simmons heard the words no one wants to hear, “You have young onset Parkinson’s Disease.” She left the doctor’s office in tears with a prescription for some medication and no hope. She didn’t know where to turn for help. Even though she has a great support system of family and friends, they didn’t have Parkinson’s. It was very isolating. While she spent her time crying and praying, her husband found Rock Steady Boxing online. That was the day that changed her outlook on Parkinson’s because she met and talked to other people who were going through the same thing.