Welcome to our Moving Day® Team Page!
I would like to share with everyone our personal story and struggle with Parkinson’s and why it so dear to our family!
On June 30th 2011, my husband was involved in an accident while at work. That was the day our life changed forever. My husband was driving around in a vehicle with no seat belts as a passenger, the driver was forced to take a sharp turn and the door opened and my husband was ejected from the vehicle causing him to hit his head on the ground. I remember getting the phone call that my husband was in an accident and was being rushed to the hospital, for that moment hearing their voice all shaken, my heart dropped. The drive to the hospital, I kept praying please let him be alive, in hindsight, I should have asked for him to be ok.
From that day, my husbands health began to diminish. He lost all desire to live. He began to feel weak, walking stiffly and slowly. He could barely open a bottle of water. We went to so many doctors; ran various test to see what was wrong with him. Through these years, I started to lose who my husband was, he was becoming a different person. He was becoming depressed, he did not want to leave the house, he wanted to end all communication with friends and family.
After years of searching for an explanation, we were finally given the diagnosis of Parkinson’s. He began to be treated for Parkinson’s. Slowly he regained his strength and his desire to live. I started to get my husband back, he started to have life in him again.
Today, my husband is doing a lot better. There are some days that are better than others, but with his medication and a great support group, I know my husband can become better.We named our team #strongertogether because through all this my kids and I have stood by him reminding him how amazing he is, how much he is needed and how much everyone cares for him. Having his friends and family by his side is one of the biggest reasons why my husband is still here today fighting!
In the United States, 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease (PD) are diagnosed each year, adding to the one million people who currently have PD.
Join our team for the local National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Moving Day® walk, the first nationwide grassroots campaign that spotlights the disease on a national level and gives the chance to raise awareness and funds in our own community. Your support will help NPF continue improving the quality of care for those living with Parkinson’s disease.
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