They drilled holes in his head, and now this Parkinson's patient is playing again

Bruce Gilbert has not been cured of Parkinson's disease. He knows the monster inside his head will come for him again one day. But thanks to an 11-hour surgery at Emory  during which surgeons  drilled holes in his skull and sent a wire with electrodes into his brain, he is playing golf and music again - passions that once seemed lost forever. 

CLICK HERE to read about the surgery and Bruce's extraordinary story in this Personal Journey, by the AJC's Craig Schneider: "Encore for Bruce."

Bruce Gilbert, left, is able to play music and play golf again thanks to an 11-hour brain surgery at Emory. AJC photo: Curtis Compton /

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Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach. She writes The Buzz blog for