REPORT: Dem Rep will not seek re-election after devastating health diagnosis

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Democrat Virginia Rep. Jennifer Wexton announced that she would not be seeking re-election after being diagnosed with “Parkinson’s on steroids.”

Wexton, 54, issued a press release on Monday announcing that her doctors had changed her diagnosis from Parkinson’s Disease to Progressive Supra-nuclear Palsy.

The Democrat congresswoman said that she “knew that the road ahead would have its challenges” after sharing her initial diagnosis in April and that she’s been navigating “those challenges through consistent treatments and therapies.”

In a statement posted to social media Monday morning, Wexton wrote:

“When I shared with the world my diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease a few months ago, I knew that the road ahead would have its challenges, and I’ve worked hard to navigate those challenges through consistent threatments and therapies. But I wasn’t making the progress to manage my symptoms that I had hoped, and I noticed the women in my Parkinson’s support group weren’t having the same experience that I was.  I sought out additional medical opinions and testing, and my doctors modified my diagnosis to Progressive Supra-nuclear Palsy – a kind of ‘Parkinson’s on steroids.'”

“This diagnosis is a tough one… there is no ‘getting better’ with PSP,” Wexton wrote.

She has served in U.S. Congress since January 2019.   Prior to that, she served in the Virginia state senate from 2014 to January 2019.

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