Seventeen years ago Joan Grady-Fitchett was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, a brain disorder that would slowly steal her ability to walk, speak clearly, and care for herself. Rejecting her doctors' prognosis, Grady-Fitchett was determined to live life to the fullest. She participated in experimental drug programs, searching for medications that would alleviate more symptoms with fewer side effects. In the midst of her battle, she fell in love and married. Once a professional model, now a successful commercial real estate broker, Grady-Fitchett is a woman of strong will and spiritual soundness.