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Swiss hiker defies Parkinson’s, plans new challenge

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By Cecile Mantovani NYON, Switzerland (Reuters) – A Swiss man with Parkinson’s who hiked more than 1,100 km across the Alps to raise awareness of the debilitating neurological disease is gearing up for his next challenge after undergoing an operation to implant electrodes in his brain. Yves Auberson overcame muscle spasms and other symptoms to make the three-month trek last year. Setting off eastwards from Montreux where he works as a coach in a clinic, he scaled high-altitude peaks, passing cows grazing in lush green pastures. Auberson was elected Personality of 2020 by the public in the regi…

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