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You never know what someone might be going through! At any time, any one of us can walk into a doctor's office and get a devastating diagnosis!
Not wanting sympathy or to talk about it, I have been very private about my diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease since 2011, at the ripe young age of 47. Knowing the only way proven to slow progression is by exercising, I have been committed to doing so every day, while trying to maintain a normal life as best I can. When the symptoms and side effects of the medicines began to interfere with my everyday life, I decided to undergo brain surgery known as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). DBS is not a cure and does not slow progression, but helps make the symptoms manageable and allows for reduction of medications. It's been over a year since I had the surgery, and I have been off all PD meds since. Through social media, I have met many young people also suffering with this incurable progressively debilitating disease, and we need your help.
Moving Day® Miami benefits the Parkinson's Foundation, and will be held on the morning of Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Maurice A. Ferre Park (formerly Museum Park) in downtown Miami. 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.
I would really love some of my family and friends to join my team and help support this cause.
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.
My personal motto is "LIVE EVERYDAY TO THE FULLEST!"