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Ralph Richardson's Driveway (Super)Walk
Ralph has battled Parkinson's disease now for over 5 years, and as he is approaching 80 years old is a fighter and so determined. He has good and bad days, but serves as in inspiration as he keeps moving on days when I am sure it would be easier to give up and stay in bed. Ralph started walking laps in his driveway during the COVID-19 Crisis, as other avenues used in the past were not available. He set his mind to doing 30 laps. He started out doing 8.5 laps on Day 1, and after only 17 days reached his goal of 30 laps.
As of the start of June, he'd been walking nearly 50 days, and would like to walk for 100 days (and many more). He wants to walk at least 100 days by his 80th birthday in August.
When this started, 30 total laps was the goal. Ralph's original fundraising target was an ambitious $10,000. On June 2, he walked 11 laps in just one day and he topped his $10,000 total after appearing on local TV and radio.
Now, Ralph has his target on 100 days by his birthday, and $25,000.
What a birthday that would be.
Ralph's walk has inspired many. His wife Berys reflects: "even though Parkinson's robs Ralph of so much he has been determined to turn it into something good. Recently I asked him what he is grateful for and he said "Parkinson’s!" I questioned him on this answer and he said, "Look at all the good this walk is doing!""
She adds, ““He still is determined to keep walking, even though every step is an effort to keep going. He’s got more determination and tenacity than anybody I know.”
You are invited to join Ralph - by registering for your own walk, or by donating to his campaign.