With a Little Help From My Friends...
Thanks for visiting my personal page. Some of you have just heard of the SuperWalk but most of you have been with me since I was first diagnosed in 2006, walking in my first SuperWalk in 2007. I am so grateful for your ongoing support.
My focus in 2018-19 has been, and will be continue to be, building awareness. Many do not feel comfortable talking about their symptoms and sometimes don't even get diagnosed until way down the road. They may be worried about losing their jobs or being treated differently.
This is a problem. Early diagnosis is crucial for an improved prognosis. And there are things you can do to live better. It is especially important to recognize this because the number of people who have the disease will double in the next 15 years.
Parkinson's has been good to me; better than most. I have therefore been in a position to be able to advocate for others who aren't so fortunate. Moving from Toronto to a rural setting has changed my perspective on priorities. I used to think research was the only thing that mattered. I now understand that, in addition to continuing to fund innovative research, people with Parkinson's Disease need ongoing medical, emotional and educational support and Parkinson Canada has to face the challenge of doing it all. I hope you will join me to support this work.
Thank you so much for your interest and support.
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