The Feigenbaum Family
Mr. Larry B Wallnau
The Rodriguez Family
It's just me again... ha ha ha
Diana Ross & the Supremes
I could tell you all about the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) with all the research and support services they have to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson's (PWPs). I could tell you all about Yellow River Center (YRC) with their mission to offer free Tai Chi classes to help the Atlanta PD community. But this is my personal page, and I want to use this space to tell you why I am motivated to participate in this Moving Day event.
My husband, Larry, was diagnosed in 2010 with Parkinson's at the age of 50. We went through the grieving process, as most folks do. After much reading, researching and reaching out to see what our community offered to help PWPs and their iCare partners, we found our local PD support group and attended the NPF-sponsored Southeastern PD Conference. We gained hope and encouragement that there were things we could do to help slow Larry's progression and increase the quality of our lives by eating better, exercising daily and exercising hard.
Once Larry accepted his diagnosis, he was on a mission to track his progression to keep his neurologists abreast of his symptoms, to exercise daily and push himself to his limits, and to use his G-D given writing talents to help others with PD. The expression "PD doesn't have me; I have PD" is exemplified in my husband by what he does for himself, what he does for his family, and what he is trying to do for our community.To sum it up, I am participating in Moving Day in honor of my husband because Larry is my motivator, my mentor, my hero, and the love of my life, but mostly, my best friend!
We need your help please. You can register to join our team and show up on Saturday November 9, 2013 at Georgia Tech's Green at 9:00 AM for the fun-filled festivities or make a donation to help NPF continue their much needed help in the Parkinson's community.