Foreword by Steve Hodges: Faith McGhee’s “The Many Faces of Parkinson’s” Interview Series

Mar 17, 2023

In July of 2022, we had the pleasure of meeting Faith McGhee at a KiMe Volunteer meeting.


Faith’s mother is one of our long time supporters. Leading up to our 10th Shakin’ Not Stirred event, Faith began coming with her mom to our volunteer meetings. She continued to show interest and was eager to donate her time to the cause. We asked her if she would be willing to conduct a series of interviews we decided to call “The Many Faces of Parkinson’s.” Without hesitation, the Oak Ridge High School senior said yes!

Faith said she was inspired to help raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease because of her grandfather, who has had Parkinson’s Disease (PD) her entire life.

If you have never known anyone with PD, that is likely going to change.


There are more than 10 million people worldwide living with this neurological disorder and more than 90,000 new diagnosis annually.

Our goal is to raise awareness, provide hope for the future, and inspire support. We asked individuals that represent the many “faces” of Parkinson’s  to provide their perspective on dealing with this neurological disorder.

Our hope is that the different perspectives will provide insight into the challenges they face and progress being made.


Faith’s interview series briefly shares the background, personal experiences, how each person has responded, and their optimistic outlook.

To stay true to our James Bond theme, we’ve assigned each interviewee “00” status.


MI 6 (British Secret Service) assign elite Field Agents a “00” status, which gives them the license to do whatever it takes to complete the mission, something they have in common with the following Field Agents interviewed:

001—Parkinson’s Patient

002—Parkinson’s Caregiver

003—Family Member


005—Research Organization

006—KiMe Leadership

007— Advocate & Community Resource


On behalf of our Leadership Team I want to thank Faith, our “OO” Agents, and everyone that invested their time to raising awareness!

Steve Hodges, KiMe Founder


Special note: Faith’s interview series caught the attention of Knoxville news station WBIR Anchor, Robin Wilhoit. Faith’s passion to cure Parkinson’s gave her the opportunity to become the interviewee. You can watch Robin’s interview of Faith here.

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