For the bulk of her decade-long career as a video news reporter and producer, Elrica Tanu had strived to make current affairs palatable to viewers in Singapore - by telling the human story behind numbers and statistics.
In 2016, she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The news stunned her as she was only 31 years old at that time.
It made her realize that neurological disorders are poorly understood by the public despite great strides in knowledge made by the scientific community in recent years.
She now strives to shine a light on the condition marked by the depletion of dopamine in the brain and difficulty in moving - by telling the human story behind medical jargon. This time, her own.
She chronicles her journey with PD on Medium with the goal of providing information and solace to others afflicted like herself.
She is currently working on a few writing projects, one of which is an autobiography. In her free time, she has dedicated herself to raising awareness for PD by giving out interviews in both English and Mandarin.
Click here to read all of Elrica's articles on ParkinsonsDisease.net.