Beloved Sesame Street Icon Brings Awareness to Little-Known Brain Disorder
Big Bird Creator Caroll Spinney's Struggle with Dystonia Revealed
By: Dystoina Medical Research Foundation
CHICAGO - Dec. 9, 2019 - PRLog -- On behalf of the dystonia community, the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) joins the world in mourning the loss of Caroll Spinney, whose iconic contributions to Sesame Street and popular culture as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch will endure indefinitely.
A statement from Sesame Workshop announcing Spinney's death shared his struggle with dystonia, a little-known but surprisingly common movement disorder.
What is Dystonia?
The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) is a non-profit organization founded in 1976 that supports dystonia research, promotes greater public awareness, and provides support resources to affected individuals and families. Information is available at https://www.dystonia-