I am participating in Moving Day Columbus, benefiting the Parkinson’s Foundation, on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at the MAPFRE Stadium., in honor of my mom, Phyllis m who has been struggling with Parkinson’s since 1991. She raised 6 children and I am the youngest who is now caring for her. She has 14 grandchildren, 25 grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She is currently 96 years old and is bedridden.
She used love going for walks, to church, out to eat and traveling. Now that she is bedridden, she has two aides that stay with her during the week while I am at work then I am with her at night and all day on the weekends. She stills loves to see and hear her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren when they come to visit her.
She does get to sit up in her recliner in the afternoon with the help of her aide. She loves listening to music and listening to the letters I read her from her sisters who send her letters almost every week letting her know what is going on in their lives.
A hospice nurse comes each week to check on her and a hospice aide comes twice a week to give her a bath and order supplies. Then the hospice doctor will check on her once every two months. A number of times she had caught pneumonia, and the she surprised the hospice nurses and doctor by recovering from the pneumonia each time she has had it.
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 Parkinson’s 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 Parkinson’s Foundation provides a community of support to give people the resources and help they need to live well with Parkinson’s.
Support our mission to help every person diagnosed with Parkinson’s live their best possible life now. Your gift will help us fund better research, better treatment and better lives.