I am participating in Moving Day® Omaha, benefiting the Parkinson’s Foundation Heartland Chapter, on April 28, 2018.
The event, taking place at Stinson Park 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.
On January 20th of this year it was the 7 year anniversary of my Parkinson’s diagnoses. It was a Thursday afternoon at a neurologist office in Minnesota. After dealing with horrific back pain and stiffness for several years, Gods plan was for us to move to Minnesota. I am so indebted to the back surgeon who would not do back surgery on me until I had met with a neurologist. I am disappointed with the neurologist who while pushing a bottle of pills across the desk said to me “here, I think you have Parkinson’s, take these and if you get better than you do.”I remember the drive home, one of the very first things we committed to was remaining positive and the first to my thoughts which I shared with Kelly was that all I wanted to do was to be able to hold my grandchildren.So when I look back on the last 7 yrs, my life is as full and rich as I had ever hoped for. Sure there are some things I can’t do well, but I can still do everything I want to do. It may take me alittle longer but nonetheless, I can! I have met amazing people and I know who my friends are and I know I cannot survive without the support ofmy family. It’s a gradual thing, so you don’t even notice what has changed. So with Parkinson’s you live in the here and now because if you look back you see what you’ve lost or possibly gained and if you look ahead then, we’ll do any of us really know? I have a great life.I am the most fortunate person with Parkinson’s that ever was.