Four Our Hero
Karen & Jim Carlson
January 9, 2014 will be a day that my wife and I will never forget. It was the day that we received our road map for the rest of my life and ours together. Parkinson's Disease.
Relief was the first thing that came to my mind. A relief that after 15 years of symptoms that now there may be some relief in sight. I had been told over the years that what I was feeling was all in my head. I was told that I had this disorder and or that one, but I always question it because why did I have these tremors in my arms, legs, and neck? Why did I have difficulty swallowing and sleeping? Why do I lose my balance or freeze?
Now I have prescriptions that ease some of the pain and symptoms that make everyday activities an adventure from time to time. Now I am learning why diet and exercise is so helpful living with Parkinson's. And now I have a community who embraces my struggles and is there for my wife and I.
I am Martin Lukaszewski. Fifty-two years young, married to my best friend, and living life.
MOVING DAY 2014
I am participating in Moving Day Twin Cities, A Walk for Parkinson's, on May 3, 2014, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota.
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.
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