Blake Bell, our 2016 National Hero, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2007.
He shares “I admit I cried after reading the nominations I received and learning that I was named the National Hero. That’s not how I think of myself, I simply want to treat people well, and trust that they’ll do the same for me.
I started to participate in the SuperWalk because I wanted to support Parkinson's research but I also wanted to tell people about the disease, and ask them to help me in that search for a cure. It was a time in my life that I wanted to share my Parkinson's with people that did not know about my condition. I got overwhelming support from friends and family and that was part of what started to make me feel comfortable in public. In many ways, participating in Parkinson SuperWalk has been a part of my healing process.”
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Everyday Heroes 2017
Thank you for your interest in our Everyday Heroes Contest. Entries are now closed and a winner will be announced soon.
In the meantime, check out the heartfelt nominations.
With thanks to BIOS Medical, one lucky nominee and our National Hero for 2017 will each receive a Liftware Steady Starter Kit. Product details here: https://biosmedical.com/liftware. BIOS Medical is also offering Parkinson SuperWalk supporters $15 off their order of a Liftware Steady Starter Kit. Simply use the code superwalk2017 at checkout. Offer is valid until October 10, 2017.