Elaine Benton, (daughter of Fay Shelter), was born in in London, and grew up in Potters Bar, where she attended the local school. She came to live in Israel in 1984. She is married with one daughter. Born with Gaucher and diagnosed with Parkinsons disease at age 44, she has recently written a book entitled "Parkinsons, shaken, not stirred" which offers support to other sufferers and caregivers. With public speaking and reaching people around the world in a daily blog, Elaine also brings greater awareness of chronic disease and how to stay cheerful in the face of adversity.
A book site on the Internet put her book on their Website. Take a look at the links below -
Elaine Benton writes with admiration and love about her mother Fay Shelter who recently passed away. Born in the UK, Fay was active in many organisations including AKIM, the local Women’s Institute and WIZO where she sang in the choir. She spent the last 20 years of her life in Israel.More...
Born with Gauchers disease and diagnosed with Parkinson’s in her forties Elaine Benton finds writing poetry very therapeutic. She was invited to be the guest speaker at the First International Congress of Narrative Medicine and Rare Diseases in Rome. Her talk was very well received by the participants, most of whom were international professors and academics.More...
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