This Mannequin Challenge Featuring People With Parkinson's Is Damn Important

“Until there’s a cure, life is our challenge.”

The #MannequinChallenge has been ~a thing~ for a little while now. You've probably seen a fair few of these freeze-frame videos.

Remember when Blac Chyna did the challenge in the delivery room? Yeah you do.

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However a new video, featuring several people with Parkinson's disease, could be one of the most important mannequin challenges yet.

Released by Parkinson's NSW last week, the video highlights the daily challenges that come with the disease.

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Parkinson's symptoms can include shaking, stiffness, slow movement, and difficulties with balance.

Parkinson's symptoms can include shaking, stiffness, slow movement, and difficulties with balance.

"An estimated 80,000 people in Australia live with Parkinson’s, and approximately 700,000 people are directly impacted by Parkinson’s as they care for or have a loved one with Parkinson's," Clare Audet from Parkinson's NSW told BuzzFeed.

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The video was created to help spread awareness of the disease and the impact it can have on people's everyday lives.

The video was created to help spread awareness of the disease and the impact it can have on people's everyday lives.

People with Parkinson's were filmed alongside people without it.

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