Welcome to my Moving Day Nashville page – thanks for taking the time to stop by!
As most of you know, my mom, Linda, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease 14 years ago. It has been a long road in the past 14 years – with the last 5 probably bringing the most significant changes to my mom’s health and all of our lives – she no longer drives, she has been using a walker to keep her from falling (or at least lessening the number and severity of falls), and she has a hard time dressing herself and completing daily tasks that you and I take for granted. In addition, her cognitive skills have severely diminished. My dad has been her primary caretaker for some time now. It is hard to watch a loved one suffer through a degenerative disease and knowing there is no cure to ease the pain. My family’s hope is that in the years to come, with the great advances groups like the Michael J. Fox Foundation and others have made, we can put an end to this heartbreaking disease.
A few facts that you may not be aware of:
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.
As with all diseases, it doesn’t pick and choose who it affects – Michael J. Fox, Muhammad Ali, Kirk Gibson, Robin Williams, Alan Alda, Neil Diamond – are just a few who have been affected by this disease.
Please join us and either walk with our family, or donate, for the local Parkinson’s Foundation 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 us continue improving the quality of care for those living with Parkinson’s disease.
– To become a member of our team please select the ‘Join The Team’ button at the top or bottom of the page.
– To donate or visit a team members personal page please select from the ‘Team Members’ list at the bottom of the page.
Thank you for supporting my mom, our family and the one million people currently affected by the disease. We appreciate all of you!
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