Welcome to our Moving Day® Team Page!
In 2006 I was diagnosed with
Parkinson’s disease. In 2002 I can remember telling my General Practitioner
that when I would roll over at night my left arm would shake. Possibly telling
me I had Parkinson at least that far back. Like many people, I had very little
knowledge of what Parkinson’s Disease was. I can remember watching Muhammad Ali
in 1996 lighting the Olympic torch and telling my wife Diana how devastating
that was and I sure hope I would never have something like that.
Like most people with Parkinson’s Disease,
when I was diagnosed I thought it was the end of the world and I would probably
be bed ridden in a couple of years. Little did I know that after 13 years I am
still standing and am able to function relatively well. I have definitely been
blessed. I am now passionate about raising awareness about Parkinson’s
Disease…something I struggle with every day, yet, YOU know I won’t let it beat
When first diagnosed I didn’t know
where to turn. Diana and I researched a lot of information and found that
the Parkinson’s Foundation had many educational resources to help both of us
understand what this disease entails, and, more importantly, hope was instilled
when we both realized I could live a quality life. Exercise, staying
active and moving is the ‘key’ to slowing the progression of the
symptoms. While I don’t have noticeable tremors, which most individuals
think of when they hear about someone being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, know
that there are many more symptoms associated with this devastating disease.
welcome you to join or donate to my team for the upcoming Moving Day
Winston-Salem event on Saturday, April 27 from 9am – 12 noon at Bailey Park in
Winston-Salem. Last year Diana was the volunteer chair of this inaugural
event and she now works for the Parkinson’s Foundation. It was one of the
most empowering events I ever attended because it brought together scores of
people with Parkinson’s and their family, friends and colleagues. This
year will be even better because there are new events planned including
Parkinson’s Pals (kid area) where children will learn about why a family member
or someone they know always falls down, can’t walk at times, has a hard time
talking, shakes and rolls all over the place and etc. and etc. Due to the
people I have met with Parkinson, their caregivers and family members, it has
made me realize that my calling in life is to talk to and try to help others
with this disease. Those of you that have known me for many years will laugh,
but believe it or not I have talked to many support groups in North and South
on this link to join our team and/or make a donation. Know that every
dollar helps us raise awareness about a disease that is the second most
commonly diagnosed neurological disease after Alzheimer’s.
appreciate your support and more importantly, your friendship.
Please select a team member below to make a donation to this team. If you would like to make a general donation to the team, contact us.