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
Carl, Kristin, Natalie and Caroline
$250.00
Jeff Feldman
$250.00
Al and Sherrie Weiss
$250.00
Ms. Tedi Winnett
$200.00
Sue and Jim Fergus
$200.00
Skip and Linda Cline
$200.00
Ryan Sydnor
$200.00
Georgia Young
$150.00
Mom and Dad
$125.00
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
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
Dave and Carole
$100.00
Mr. Carl Johnson
$100.00
Beverly Bradford
$100.00
Annika & Griffin
$285.00
Lin Greidanus
$100.00
August Greidanus
$100.00
Daryl Fitzgibbons
$100.00
Joyce & Jerry Hershberger
$100.00
Christine & Mark Koepsel
$100.00
Mary Norris
$100.00
Deb Zolp
$100.00
Mrs. Margaret S Miller
$80.00
Pat & Jim Fresso
$75.00
Miss Margaret H Drysdale
$75.00
Linda Greidanus
$75.00
Aug & Lin
$75.00
John and Cathie Lehman
$75.00
Anonymous
$75.00
Mrs. Patricia Ehlert
$75.00
The Dickinsons
$75.00
Ms. Carolyn A. Gibson
$75.00
Rachel b. Trobaugh
$75.00
Mr. Nathan Heinz
$75.00
Tony and Nora Pavao
$75.00
St. Joseph's Apprentice
$75.00
Steve Hawk
$50.00
Mrs. Barbara McNamara
$50.00
In memory of Lucille Amella
$50.00
Lin and Aug
$50.00
Ms. Nancy Hennessy
$50.00
The Baker Family
$50.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Marge & Tom Patterson
$50.00
Fred and Clare
$50.00
Uncle Mike
$50.00
Mr. Mike Coyle
$50.00
Marc Kinzelman and Mary McIlvaine
$50.00
Wayne Johnson
$50.00
Ms. Dorothy Feeney
$50.00
Gerry & Lisa Scott Ptacek
$50.00
Loren & Cindi Larsen
$50.00
Melissa and jay Warner
$50.00
Abby, Mark and Ellie Sommer
$50.00
Tom and Jane Schrimpf
$50.00
Harry Orenstein
$50.00
Jim & Sally Neitzel
$50.00
Devon Schwaab
$50.00
Barb & Doug Click
$50.00
Andrea Bumpurs
$50.00
Michael Rude
$50.00
Ms. Ellen Schmidt
$50.00
Ms. Larilyn L. Arbelaez
$50.00
Connie Reimer
$50.00
Meredith Smerchek
$50.00
Shirley Spence
$50.00
Dave and Dana
$50.00
Sharon Erwin
$50.00
Toni Lynn Beumer
$50.00
Minton/Stone Family
$50.00
Fran Bedford, Dick Outland
$50.00
Mary Hershberger
$50.00
Mrs. Sheila E. Cassels
$50.00
Jim and Ellen Shiflet
$50.00
Lea Severson
$50.00
Cheryl Eshelman
$50.00
Michelle A. Mader
$50.00
Ruth and Wayne
$90.00
Ms. Marie Molstad
$40.00
Lisa and Johnmy Scivittaro
$40.00
Anonymous
$35.00
The Hipps
$35.00
Arlene Scolaro
$70.00
Roseann Mason
$35.00
The Moyer Family
$35.00
Anonymous
$35.00
Linda and Joel Gaughan
$35.00
Maureen Coyle
$35.00
Anonymous
$35.00
Devon, Kelly & Kensi Bryant
$35.00
Sue Hutson
$35.00
Anonymous
$35.00
Dean & Barb Kirschner
$35.00
Carol R Ruxton
$35.00
Carol and Tom Haynes
$35.00
Nick Longo
$35.00
Anonymous
$35.00
The Sutton Family
$35.00
Heather Brown
$35.00
Sari
$35.00
Carol
$35.00
Terry & Karen Severson
$35.00
Patty & Joe Salwach
$35.00
Meghen Fitzgibbons
$35.00
Kimberly
$35.00
Lisa Sawicki
$35.00
Julie
$35.00
Mary O'Neill
$35.00
Ms. Jayne Steffens
$30.00
Margaret Smedegaard
$30.00
Ms. Margaret Greidanus
$30.00
Susan Kowalski
$30.00
The Marc Haase's
$30.00
Ms. Constance Greidanus
$30.00
Mr. Jordan Greidanus
$30.00
Mrs. Susan M. Kowbel-Keller
$30.00
Sharon Ryan
$25.00
The McGinn Family
$25.00
Diane Lange & Bill Garvey
$25.00
Ruth Bradford-Johnson
$100.00
Ruth Bradford-Johnson & Wayne Johnson
$25.00
Randene Wick
$25.00
Ruth Bradford-Johnson and Wayne Johnson
$25.00
Jeanette Ackland
$50.00
Jackie & Mike DeLeo
$25.00
Frank, Rebecca, Nathan and Raegan
$25.00
Dr. Sarah Dowhower
$25.00
Mr. & Mrs. Ken Potterton
$25.00
Todd, Lori Ann, Griffin & Annika
$25.00
Shirley Reynolds
$25.00
Jeremy, Alexis & Beckett
$25.00
Ms. Kathryn R. Heinen
$25.00
The McDonnells
$25.00
Pat Intlekofer
$25.00
Judy
$45.00
Patricia A. Maughan
$25.00
Arlo Horton
$25.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Lisa B. Warr
$25.00
Grandma & Grandpa
$75.00
Loretta Sue Miner
$25.00
Ms. Pam Kazarian
$25.00
Ms. Linda C. Campeau
$25.00
Mrs. Louise Killberg
$25.00
Charlotte Wells
$25.00
Lin and Aug Greidanus
$25.00
Griffin & Annika
$70.00
Marilyn & Tom Baziak
$25.00
Aunt Ruth & Uncle Wayne
$25.00
Susan Lepp Calder
$25.00
Kris Hansen
$25.00
Mr. Javier Alaniz
$25.00
Sophie Clay
$25.00
Kristy Salfisberg
$25.00
Todd, LA, Griffin, & Annika
$160.00
Laura Camacho
$20.00
Susan J. Barbee
$20.00
Ann DeCarlo
$20.00
Richard Johnson
$20.00
Mrs. Lois Scott
$20.00
Gregory Mason
$20.00
Mrs. Betty Groenewold
$20.00
Todd, LA, Griffin, and Annika
$30.00
Carol Schauf
$20.00
Jeanne D Arnold
$20.00
Amelia Spencer
$15.00
Erin Bracken
$15.00
Todd, Lori Ann, Griffin, & Annika
$20.00
Peggy Laz Recknagel
$10.00
Todd, Lori Ann, Annika, & Griffin
$10.00