Girls from Great Clips
gail l shlagor
Executive Auto Spa
Steve and Lisa Kruger
The Shlagor Family
papa jon and gigi
Ms. marilyn Louise hojnowski
I am participating in the Moving Day Atlanta Walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation on November 9th, 2013.
As many of you may already know, my dad, Jon Shlagor, has Parkinson's. He was diagnosed twenty years ago. When he was first diagnosed, I did not know much about it. Just like everyone else, I thought "Oh, thats what Ali has. With the shakes." Little did I know how truly devastating a disease this was. Yes, the trembling is a large part of it. However, my dad starts his day with a handful of medications before he can even begin to function. There are several other handfuls throughout the day. He is in constant pain from muscle spasms, has memory issues, can no longer work, cannot drive or do all of the woodworking and home improvement projects that he always loved doing.
When you are a little girl, your dad is naturally your hero. However, I can truly say that my dad is still my hero today. Seeing the battle that he faces every day and still is able to put that aside to play horsey with my daughter or bring mom flowers when she doesn't expect it, or help me with my MANY computer issues. He is truly inspiring and I wish that each and everyone of you could have someone as special in your life.
Parkinson's is not just that disease that Ali has or that Michael J Fox has. It is a devastating, debilitating disease that takes someone you love from you one day at a time.
Please help me to support the National Parkinson's Foundation so that some day, another grandchild or child or spouse does not have to lose someone they love to such a horrible fate.
I truly appreciate each and every donation that is made, as well as any prayers. (We) can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
God bless you,
Why Get Involved
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) continues to bring help and hope to the estimated one million people in the United States, four to six million worldwide, who are living with Parkinson’s disease. NPF is the only organization with a singular focus on improving the quality of care in Parkinson’s disease. NPF programs reach more than one million people a year through its network of 39 chapters, 43 Centers of Excellence and 900 support groups. Since 1982, NPF has funded more than $172 million in care, research and support services.
Thank you for helping me reach my fundraising goal to support the vital work of the National Parkinson Foundation.