I am participating in Moving Day Twin Cities, a walk for Parkinson's, on May 3, 2014, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota.
My Grandmother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 5 years ago at the age of 70. Last June she fell and broke her hip and was in and out of the hospital and rehab for multiples reasons, one is she was in a rehabilitation facility and went into cardiac arrest and ended up in ICU. She made it though that and August 4th came home. she struggled for the next 4 months with pneumonia and broken bones in her back.. The day after thanksgiving we brought her to the hospital and knew things would be rough, back surgery and stuck in a brace at a rehabilitation facility again. Christmas Eve morning they called the family to come in she wanted a family meeting it was around 4:30 that morning we gathered in her room. She gave each of us a hug told us her finale demands and that she wanted to go home. It was around 1pm we got her home. After all had calmed down and her and my grandfather were laying together, she said goodbye and gained her wings. That was the worst and best Christmas present ever. She was no longer in pain yet we no longer got to see or hear her.
To this day we all still grieve over her but now we are just determined to get a cure for Parkinson's.
Please help Delsie's Hansen Hunnys reach their goal of donations for this walk.
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 $180 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.