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I am participating in Moving Day® Columbus 2019, in memory of my mom, who struggled with Parkinson's disease for 28 years and died May 22, 2019. The Moving Day event benefits the Parkinson's Foundation Ohio Chapter, on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Wolfe Park. She left behind 6 children of which I am the youngest, 14 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren and 5 great great grandsons, 2 sisters and a host of nieces and nephews. I was her caregiver and had two special home health aides: June Chang and Trish Shaffer that stayed with my mom while I went to work. She was an excellent cook and baker (especially making cakes from scratch) and loved visiting with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She went her way to heaven, by being at home, in her bedroom and leaving at the time she normally went to bed. When she was first diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, my mom and dad would go walking every day at Sharon Woods and travel to places like Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Finland, Sweden, Cruise thru Panama Canal and Carribbean Cruises, but ended up using a walker then a wheelchair then eventually being bedridden for 3 years. I know I will miss her but she is in heaven with my dad and enjoying things she wasn't able to do for three years when she was bedridden.
The event will be a fun-filled, family-friendly 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 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.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.