Victoriademocratic congressRepresentativeJennifer Wexton announced on the 18th that she would step down after her third term due to health problems.retireShe was previously diagnosed with a rare neurodegenerative disease.
Wexton was previously diagnosed with atypical Parkinson’s syndrome (Parkinson-plus disorder). “After serving the community for many years, I must leave the career I love and announce my upcoming retirement. “I am deeply saddened,” Wexton said in a statement, “but I look forward to the next few years.” Considering the health condition, I have to take this decision. In the future, I will cherish the time I spent with my family, friends and other loved ones.”
Wexton was previously treated for Parkinson’s disease, but the treatment did not respond well to him. Noting that some women had varying experiences with such treatments, medical staff diagnosed her health problem “before she sought further medical care”. After opinion and tests, the doctor diagnosed me with Progressive Supra-Nuclear Palsy (PSP).”
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), PSP is a rare neurological disorder that affects body movement, normal walking and balance as well as eye movements; This condition is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease because the two conditions have many similar symptoms. Parkinson’s disease is a brain disease that causes unpredictable or uncontrolled movements, such as tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with balance and coordination. PSP has similar symptoms but progresses and worsens more quickly than Parkinson’s disease. Fast.
Wexton, 54, is a former Virginia senator and prosecutor. In 2018, he was elected as the Member of Congress for Victoria’s 10th district, which is centered on Loudoun County, Victoria. She was 56 years old at that time. Wexton defeated former Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock with 1% of the vote. Wexton is currently in his third term.
Wexton first announced his condition on World Parkinson’s Day in April this year. After announcing his personal health condition on 18 September, Victoria’s federal senator Tim Kaine said, “I will always remember him in my prayers.”