Support [NAME] for Parkinson SuperWalk
Why I am walking:
It came as a great surprise when my mom was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease two summers ago. It started off when everyday tasks became very difficult for her. Writing, brushing her teeth and showering became nearly impossible and her ability to walk was greatly affected. Internal tremors would not allow her to rest and left her unable to sleep. It wasn't long before my normally full of life mom was completely overtaken by depression and anxiety.
These changes all happned so quickly. We knew something was very wrong but no one could figure out what to do. We then faced months of simply trying to get her through the day. Her only outings were hospital visits where we would recieve little to no answers. She tried different medications that didn't seem to help. We were so frustrated and afraid, but we couldn't lose hope. Athough the first year and a half was tremendously difficult, my mom FINALLY has a combination of medication and exercise that works for her. As for now, she is almost back to her normal self and we are so grateful for this! We know that her future is uncertain since the disease is progressive therefore, I am fundraising because I want to help ensure that my mom continues to receive the support and services that she needs to live the rest of her life comfortably. We need her!
She is one of many people in our city who must face the challenges of this disorder on a daily basis. Saturday September 9th, I will be walking beside family, friends and others in our community to help change the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s.
What is Parkinson's?:
Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder where cells in the brain that normally produce the neurotransmitter dopamine die. Dopamine plays an important role in regulating movements and emotion.
Tremors are only one of the symptoms of the disease. Many other symptoms include stiffness, slow movement, problems with posture, balance and coordination, depression and anxiety, difficulty speaking and swallowing, problems with writing, and sleep disturbances. .......Currently, there is no cure for the disease!
My family and I would be extremely grateful for any donations as they can help ensure a future that is as comfortable as possible for my mom and all others facing this disease.
Your donations will support education and support services right here in Winnipeg! Some of the funds will also be used to support national research for better treatments and hopefully one day, a cure.
To donate, click the "donate now" button on the right hand side of the page, above the progress meter and achievements.
Thanks you so much in advance for any contributions! They are very much appreciated!
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