Last year, with your help, I was able to raise over $1,000 on behalf of the National ParkinsonFoundation for Moving Day Chicago. Thank you - my deepest gratitude to all of you as you are generous and your contributions have gone to providing critical research and patient resources to individuals with Parkinson's disease. This year, I am again participating in Moving Day, in honor of Todd Johnson.
Todd is my dear friend and pseudo-little brother. Todd and I grew up 2 doors down from each other in Racine, and went to the same elementary, middle, and high school and attended the same church. Todd's family adopted me, in a way, helping out my single mother when she needed someone to watch me. Over the years, we have become close friends. When Todd was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease about 2 years ago, I was crushed. No one expects to develop Parkinson's at such a young age.
This summer, I had the honor of attending Todd's wedding. I am so happy to see that Todd is able to manage his symptoms and has found a wonderful partner in life. He has been able to make it work due to the breakthroughs in medical science that have allowedParkinson's patients to manage symptoms and slow progression of the disease.
This year, I am asking you once again to contribute - $10, $15, $50, or whatever you can manage as a show of love and support for Todd. I know that you have a lot of choices for giving to great causes, and your gift is truly appreciated.
If you prefer, you can mail a check made out to the Parkinson's Foundation to me at:
6004 Ridgewood Ave.
Monona, WI 53716.
Thank you for your continued friendship and support!