A message from Diana about Parkinson's
Saturday September 7th is Parkinson SuperWalk in Ottawa.
The Walk is Parkinson Canada’s annual national event to raise funds for research, for better treatments, and hopefully down the road, a cure. My family will once again be taking part.
Funds raised will also help with education and support services for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.
Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system that may lead to tremors, rigidity, slowness of movement, gait disorder and a loss of balance.
The theme of Parkinson Canada SuperWalk this year is “No Matter What.”
I have had Parkinson’s since 2009, when I was 35 years old. For nearly 10 years, my belief in “No Matter What” means that I continue to strive to be as healthy as I can; to keep up with yoga, exercise, weights and fitness classes, and to have fun as well despite my illness. I also love to sing Karaoke with my husband.
But the challenges are getting harder, and my anxiety is getting worse. Sometimes I cannot move my legs, and some very bad Dystonia pain causes me to have anxiety.
I ask myself, “Should I go out today?” And I resolve to go out, “No Matter What.”
I’ll be at Parkinson SuperWalk 2019 leading Team Diana’s Darlings once again. I hope you’ll support me. More than ever, we must donate to Parkinson research so we can find a cure. I don’t want anyone else to have to go through the same horrible chronic disease I deal with every day!
If you have any questions, please contact Parkinson Canada.
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