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I have joined the fight to beat Parkinson's by participating in Moving Day Chicago in honor of my Dad. One thing that still is so crazy to me is that my Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in his early 30s. This is very uncommon to have this type of disease at that age. But my Dad didn’t let this disease hold him back. He continued to be a powerhouse athlete throughout his life, being my coach and best friend. Basically everyday after school, we would go through soccer drills, ride bikes, throw a frisbee, etc. He was so active and didn’t let the tremors from Parkinson’s slow him down. You could tell It was frustrating for him, but he didn’t give up. He had to teach himself how to write with his left hand because he had such a tremor in his right hand. He made it work because he had to. Being so young, doctors wanted to try experimental treatments. He had brain surgery when I was 7, and still took me to the Daddy Daughter dance a few weeks later. He then later traveled across the world to Bhutan when I was 10 to try different forms of treatment there because the medications and procedures he had here in the US weren’t working. He was willing to try anything to find a cure. He didn’t want to give up! So, it’s on us continue to try to find a cure and help those struggling with Parkinson’s.
If you knew my Dad, you’d agree he lived life to the fullest, he never backed down from a challenge and he always taught us to be compassionate to others, especially those with a disability. Lets make him proud by continuing to raise money to find a cure and help others live a long healthy life. Whether you would like to participate in the event or make a donation, both are welcome.
Thank you so much for your support!
***Did you know that someone is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease every 9 minutes in the United States? No one should have to face Parkinson's alone. That is why the Parkinson's Foundation provides a community of support to give people the resources and help they need to live well with Parkinson's.***