I am participating in Moving Day Twin Cities, A Walk for Parkinson's, on May 3, 2014, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota.
I am walking to celebrate the memory of my grandpa, Ed Feffer who passed away last year on March 22nd after fighting Parkinson's for many years and to help others who are struggling with this disease. Hopefully, one day a cure will be found. With that being said, Team Feffer is going to be back for their 4th year in a row! Please consider joining us and/or donating to this cause that is very dear to my heart!!! Any amount is greatly appreciated!
I got help writing a poem for my grandpa after he passed away. I got the opportunity to read it at his funeral. This is the first time I am sharing it since then:
It has gotten harder and harder since the day you went away, but still people keep telling me everything will be okay.
I know deep inside that its better up there, but we are not together which makes it unfair.
Seems like yesterday that we were together then I opened my eyes to realize gone means forever.
It hurts and it aches. It’s slicing my heart, for the rest of my life we will be apart.
I’m waiting for the future hoping to see you again standing in front of those gates of heaven.
Having a grandpa with a heart made of gold is my favorite treasure which will never grow old. Family gatherings will never be the same especially Christmas full of memories which will never fade.
Your chair is now empty and cold. You need to come home. I need someone to hold.
Now that you are gone I have no one to run to. Am I doing this right? Please send me a clue.
I don’t understand the meaning of life. I can’t get this right. It keeps getting in strife.
Do you know how much we all love you? Do you realize how much we care?
You are officially gone, but forever in my heart. You and me, grandpa together yet apart.
The event will take place at Hilde Performance Center and Park and 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, 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.
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.