Parkinsons - A Journey I Didn't Choose, But Choosing to Love Life & Fight
May 15, 2020, marks the 2-year anniversary of my Parkinsons diagnosis. The day Don and I knew our life probably just changed, just not sure how. The day I chose not to cry, but say it's OK, why not me? The day we made sure our kids understood what was going on, and that I was going to be OK. The day the car ride home was spent calling family and friends to let them know what we found out. And the day I chose to follow my mom's example, and be strong, stay positive, and believe "it's all good". Now don't get me wrong, I have my days where I'm weak and might shed a tear or two, but I try not fall to deep into those funks and more so choose to fight, love life, live it to my fullest potential everyday, and not let this beat me. Every day is different - some days I feel great, and other days I might experience alot of pain, no rhyme or reason. As with any disease anyone might be fighting, I don't want this to define who I am, or stop me from doing things I want to do. As it says in Philippians 4:13 "I can do all this through Him who gives me strength". I'm thankful for my Lord and Saviour, and Don and I will wait for Him to reveal to us why this was put in our lives.
Each day I'm thankful to be alive and MOVING! So that's why I thought it would be fun to participate in Moving Day Milwaukee - a Virtual Walk, benefiting the Parkinson's Foundation.
The event will be a fun-filled event for all ages and abilities. We will be able to enjoy a variety of movement activities like yoga, dance, Pilates, Tai Chi, boxing, stretching and much more and celebrate the importance of movement in the lives of people living with Parkinsons.
Please consider donating to this cause, and help me reach my goal of $500 - and I encourage you, on May 9th, to get up and Move!
Thank you for helping me reach my fundraising goal to support the vital work of the Parkinson's Foundation.
Why Move for Moving Day?
Did you know that someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every 9 minutes in the United States? No one should have to face Parkinson’s alone. That is why the Parkinson's Foundation provides a community of support to give people the resources and help they need to live well with Parkinson’s.
Support our mission to help every person diagnosed with Parkinson's live their best possible life now. Your gift will help us fund better research, better treatment and better lives.