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In honor of my awesome husband, I am participating in Moving Day Chicago, benefiting the Parkinson's Foundation Chicago, on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Soldier Field.
Todd was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's disease about seven years ago. Currently, he is feeling pretty good and doing well. He stretches multiple times a day, and exercises several times a week. There is no way to stop the symptoms of PD, but exercising regularly can delay many symptoms.
Todd works hard and makes me proud! He is an excellent role model for our children Griffin, Annika, and Corrine. Griffin just turned four and is very active. Annika keeps us on our toes! She is a active and chatty two year old with very strong opinions. Baby Corrine is wonderful. She sleeps well and loves watching her big brother and big sister.
Todd is nervous about how Parkinson’s Disease will impact his ability to care for our children, especially since PD affects his right arm and hand. It is pretty amazing to see what an awesome dad Todd has become. I’m not going to lie, things have been pretty nutty with our family the past year: both wonderful (arrival of Corrine, new house) and terrible (death of my mom). Despite the lack of sleep, endless piles of laundry and papers to grade, and the consistency of a child (or two, or three) who want to be held or played with or fed, Todd still makes time to stretch and exercise while working full time in a new position downtown. We are so thankful he takes care of himself while taking care of all of us!
The NPF Moving Day walk will take place at Soldier Field, South Tailgating Lot. On Sunday, October 6th. You should totally join us! Todd, Griffin, Annika, Corrine, and I all benefit from the work of the Parkinson Foundation. We really appreciate any support, especially by walking with us, making a donation, and keeping us and all PD patients in your prayers.
Love, Lori Ann
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