Ecstasy's Dividend

British film stuntman Tim Lawrence was only 34 when he was diagnosed with the debilitating neurological condition Parkinson's disease six years ago. It meant a swift end not just to his parts in movies like Braveheart, Splitting Heirs and Frankenstein, but also to an active lifestyle that included acrobatics, martial arts and skydiving. With his body alternating between rigidity and uncontrollable spasms, almost the only physical recreation left for Lawrence was going out with friends to London clubs. Under the strobe lights his thrashing movements could be mistaken for enthusiastic dancing. So clubs became the one place he didn't feel self-conscious....

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