Art giving new life
This time, Bartoo turned to music to get his message across.
“Music has always been uplifting to me; it’s so different, it really carries you away. If I didn’t have music, I don’t think I’d still be around.”
He composed a series of songs specifically about Parkinson’s and compiled them onto a CD, called, “Riding the Winds With Parkinson’s.” Bartoo hopes his songs will serve as a source of inspiration for people dealing with the disease, as well as their caregivers.
“I have a soft spot in my heart for caregivers; they do incredibly good work for other people,”¯ he says.
Click on the links below to listen to two of the songs on “Riding the Winds With Parkinson’s”¯
All proceeds from the sale of Bartoo’s CD go to Parkinson’s research.
Bartoo has also undertaken the task of setting up a philanthropic website, called “Passport to a Better World.”¯ He currently devotes hours each day to this initiative, but admits that his disease and lack of technical savvy is making it difficult to move forward with the project.
Anyone who is interested in helping Bartoo turn his ideas into reality, is encouraged to contact him at: email@example.com
“Once it’s done, I’m hoping this project will bring a lot of joy and happiness. All my life, that’s what I’ve tried to do. I just get the biggest kick out of helping people.”
Meet Chip and Kathryn, two more Parkinson’s sufferers who found comfort and purpose in artistic pursuits: 3 People Turning Parkinson’s Into Inspiring Works of Art.