I am participating in Moving Day® Columbus , benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation Ohio Chapter, on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at the Columbus Crew MAPFRE Stadium in honor of my mom who has Parkinson’ s disease.
My mom is 95 years old and has Parkinson’ s disease for over 20+ years. I am the youngest of her six children. I am her caregiver. My dad was her caregiver until he got sick Then I became a caregiver to both of them unil he passed away six years ago. They have 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She and my dad used enjoy traveling, spending time with their grandchildren and walking at Sharon Woods.
She is currently under hospice care and bedridden. She still enjoy seeing her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Two aides stay with my mom while I am at work and I take care of her at night and on the weekends.
She doesn’ t get to go to church, out to eat or to travel to visit relatives anymore but she does get to sit in her recliner and listen to music.
She sat up in bed the other day and the aide asked her what she was doing and she said ‘œplaying the slot machines’ She thought she was at the casino. The aide asked her if she was winning and she said yes and she told the aide that she could come with her next time.
I do this walk each year to raise money to help the national Parkinson’ s foundation fight this disease.
The event will be a fun-filled, family-friendly event for all ages and abilities. We will be able to enjoy a variety of movement activities yoga, dance, Pilates, Tai Chi, boxing, stretching and much more and celebrate the importance of movement in our lives.
Please consider being a part of my team or sponsoring me, and I encourage you to get your friends, family and coworkers involved.
Thank you for helping me reach my fundraising goal to support the vital work of the National Parkinson Foundation.
Why Move for Moving Day?
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 National Parkinson Foundation provides a community of support to give people the resources and help they need to live well with Parkinson’ s.
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