Thank you for visiting our team site. I am Todd, the namesake of this team. I was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD) in late October 2012. At the time I was 31, about half the age of most Parkinson's patients. While less common (YOPD effects 10% of all PD patients), Parkinson's can effect young people, as I?ve found out first hand. YOPD typically progresses slower than PD in an older patient, but it also presents different challenges as somebody with YOPD still has to juggle a job, a relationship, family, etc, along with the disease.

 

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological disorder resulting from the loss of dopamine-generating cells. While it affects people in many different ways, common symptoms includes shaking, rigidity, and slowness of movement. For me, rigidity and slowness are the primary symptoms, with my hands and arms not always moving the way I want them to. That being said, with regular exercise and stretching, as well as medication, I have largely been able to keep my Parkinson's at bay, with minimal increases in medication.

 

My life has changed a lot since I was diagnosed. I am now married, with an almost two-year old, and a newborn. My son Griffin is my favorite workout partner and he offers lots of encouragement. My wife provides an incredible amount of support, whether it be watching the kids so I can exercise, or buying baby clothes that are easier for me to put on our daughter Annika. It's these daily challenges that can be frustrating, but I also know it could be much worse. Parkinson's is always present, but so far, it hasn?t prevented me from doing many of the things I want to do. I hope that things can stay this way for a long time.

 

At the same time, I?m realistic and know that Parkinson's is a degenerative disease. There's only so much I can do on my own, which is why I encourage you to consider joining Todd's Team, or making a donation. Over the past four years we have been joined by an ever-growing amount of teammates and have raised over $40,000. The challenges of Parkinson's still exist and as of yet there is no cure. I am hopeful that with your donation more people will get the support and resources they need now, and one day soon we will find a cure.

 

With Gratitude and Thanks,Todd and Team

Honor Roll

AbbVie Challenge
$3,770.00
Kathleen Bonham
$2,100.00
Wes & Ro
$250.00
Al and Sherrie Weiss
$250.00
Jeff Feldman
$250.00
Carl, Kristin, Natalie and Caroline
$250.00
Skip and Linda Cline
$200.00
Sue and Jim Fergus
$200.00
Ryan Sydnor
$200.00
Ms. Tedi Winnett
$200.00
Priscilla Bradford
$165.00
Georgia Young
$150.00
Mom and Dad
$125.00
Linda Savitsky
$108.00
Foundation Bonham Family Foundation
$2,100.00
Ms. Ruth Bradford-Johnson
$100.00
Nancy and Paul Repp
$100.00
Sandy Witt
$100.00
Ms. Nancy Brisebois
$100.00
Nancy Holmlund
$100.00
Mr. Jeffrey L. Habelman
$100.00
The Baur Family
$100.00
Harry and Elaine
$100.00
Christine Greidanus
$100.00
Brian Greidanus
$100.00
Anonymous
$100.00
Mrs. Susan R. Milaeger
$100.00
Mr. Tony Larsen
$100.00
Ms. Ala Reid
$100.00
Eileen and Bob Teska
$100.00
Kathy T
$100.00
The Zapata Family
$100.00
Anonymous
$100.00
Vince & Molly
$100.00
Carol Amico & Scott Morrow
$100.00
Cari, Anna and Johnny Wilkins
$100.00
The Griffins
$100.00
Howard and Pam Moody
$100.00
Mark Killian
$100.00
Tracy Pellicori
$100.00
Mary Norris
$100.00
Annika & Griffin
$285.00
Mr. Carl Johnson
$100.00
Christine & Mark Koepsel
$100.00
Joyce & Jerry Hershberger
$100.00
August Greidanus
$100.00
Lin Greidanus
$100.00
Daryl Fitzgibbons
$100.00
Dave and Carole
$100.00
Beverly Bradford
$100.00
Deb Zolp
$100.00
Mrs. Margaret S Miller
$80.00
Miss Margaret H Drysdale
$75.00
Tony and Nora Pavao
$75.00
Anonymous
$75.00
Mr. Nathan Heinz
$75.00
Linda Greidanus
$75.00
Aug & Lin
$75.00
Ms. Carolyn A. Gibson
$75.00
St. Joseph's Apprentice
$75.00
Pat & Jim Fresso
$75.00
John and Cathie Lehman
$75.00
The Dickinsons
$75.00
Mrs. Patricia Ehlert
$75.00
Rachel b. Trobaugh
$75.00
Tom and Jane Schrimpf
$50.00
Mrs. Sheila E. Cassels
$50.00
Barb & Doug Click
$50.00
Sharon Erwin
$50.00
Jim & Sally Neitzel
$50.00
Harry Orenstein
$50.00
Connie Reimer
$50.00
Loren & Cindi Larsen
$50.00
Gerry & Lisa Scott Ptacek
$50.00
Wayne Johnson
$50.00
Mr. Mike Coyle
$50.00
Uncle Mike
$50.00
Melissa and jay Warner
$50.00
Ms. Nancy Hennessy
$50.00
Abby, Mark and Ellie Sommer
$50.00
Devon Schwaab
$50.00
Meredith Smerchek
$50.00
Lin and Aug
$50.00
Shirley Spence
$50.00
Marge & Tom Patterson
$50.00
Joanne & Richard Arculin
$50.00
Fred and Clare
$50.00
Marc Kinzelman and Mary McIlvaine
$50.00
Terry and Linda Ryan
$50.00
Ms. Dorothy Feeney
$50.00
Andrea Bumpurs
$50.00
Toni Lynn Beumer
$50.00
Fran Bedford, Dick Outland
$50.00
Michael Rude
$50.00
The Baker Family
$50.00
Minton/Stone Family
$50.00
Steve Hawk
$50.00
Barbara D Massey
$50.00
Dave and Dana
$50.00
Mary Hershberger
$50.00
Ms. Larilyn L. Arbelaez
$50.00
Cheryl Eshelman
$50.00
Ms. Ellen Schmidt
$50.00
Michelle A. Mader
$50.00
Lea Severson
$50.00
Jim and Ellen Shiflet
$50.00
In memory of Lucille Amella
$50.00
Mrs. Barbara McNamara
$50.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Ms. Marie Molstad
$40.00
Ruth and Wayne
$125.00
Lisa and Johnmy Scivittaro
$40.00
Arlene Scolaro
$70.00
Nick Longo
$35.00
Mary O'Neill
$35.00
Anonymous
$35.00
Kathy Carlson
$35.00
Anonymous
$35.00
Dean & Barb Kirschner
$35.00
The Sutton Family
$35.00
Roseann Mason
$35.00
Linda and Joel Gaughan
$35.00
Anonymous
$35.00
The Moyer Family
$35.00
Sari
$35.00
Mabel Peterson
$35.00
Anonymous
$35.00
Eleanor A. Harple
$35.00
Devon, Kelly & Kensi Bryant
$35.00
Julie
$35.00
Meghen Fitzgibbons
$35.00
Maureen Coyle
$35.00
Doris
$35.00
Carol and Tom Haynes
$35.00
Anonymous
$35.00
Sue Hutson
$35.00
Anonymous
$35.00
Patty & Joe Salwach
$35.00
Kimberly
$35.00
Terry & Karen Severson
$35.00
Lisa Sawicki
$35.00
Anonymous
$35.00
Carol R Ruxton
$35.00
Carol
$35.00
Heather Brown
$35.00
The Hipps
$35.00
Mrs. Susan M. Kowbel-Keller
$30.00
Ms. Jayne Steffens
$30.00
Ms. Margaret Greidanus
$30.00
Mr. Jordan Greidanus
$30.00
The Marc Haase's
$30.00
Ms. Constance Greidanus
$30.00
Susan Kowalski
$30.00
Margaret Smedegaard
$30.00
Griffin & Annika
$70.00
Grandma & Grandpa
$75.00
Jeanette Ackland
$50.00
Judy
$45.00
Lin and Aug Greidanus
$25.00
Mrs. Louise Killberg
$25.00
Diane Lange & Bill Garvey
$25.00
Anonymous
$25.00
The McDonnells
$25.00
Ms. Linda C. Campeau
$25.00
Patricia A. Maughan
$25.00
Frank, Rebecca, Nathan and Raegan
$25.00
Jeremy, Alexis & Beckett
$25.00
Ruth Bradford-Johnson and Wayne Johnson
$25.00
Lisa B. Warr
$25.00
Ruth Bradford-Johnson & Wayne Johnson
$25.00
Ruth Bradford-Johnson
$100.00
The McGinn Family
$25.00
Arlo Horton
$25.00
Kris Hansen
$25.00
Mr. & Mrs. Ken Potterton
$25.00
Aunt Ruth & Uncle Wayne
$25.00
Shirley Reynolds
$25.00
Randene Wick
$25.00
Pat Intlekofer
$25.00
Sharon Ryan
$25.00
Marilyn & Tom Baziak
$25.00
Dr. Sarah Dowhower
$25.00
Charlotte Wells
$25.00
Ms. Pam Kazarian
$25.00
Mr. Javier Alaniz
$25.00
Ms. Kathryn R. Heinen
$25.00
Loretta Sue Miner
$25.00
Jackie & Mike DeLeo
$25.00
Kristy Salfisberg
$25.00
Susan Lepp Calder
$25.00
Sophie Clay
$25.00
Todd, Lori Ann, Griffin & Annika
$25.00
Gregory Mason
$20.00
Laura Camacho
$20.00
Ann DeCarlo
$20.00
Mrs. Betty Groenewold
$20.00
Susan J. Barbee
$20.00
Carol Schauf
$20.00
Todd, LA, Griffin, & Annika
$160.00
Richard Johnson
$20.00
Jeanne D Arnold
$20.00
Anonymous
$20.00
Todd, LA, Griffin, and Annika
$30.00
Mrs. Lois Scott
$20.00
Erin Bracken
$15.00
Amelia Spencer
$15.00
Todd, Lori Ann, Griffin, & Annika
$20.00
Todd, Lori Ann, Annika, & Griffin
$10.00
Peggy Laz Recknagel
$10.00