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Louise - Pushing the limits!
Louise - Pushing the limits!

Louise's Trekkies

Chères amies, dear friends

Parkinson (PD) is a degenerative disease. As time progresses, the climb keeps getting steeper. Today is probably the best day of the rest of my life...the journey to the top will only get more difficult. And so, those of us living with PD need the support of those around us to give us the courage and determination to strive to reach the top.

La maladie Parkinson est une maladie dégénérative. Depuis mon diagnostique, il y a 15 ans passés, la progression a été assez lente. Mais maintenant, jour par jour je ressens de plus en plus sa progression augmenter. C’est comme une pente qui devient de plus en plus à-pic. Aujourd’hui est la meilleure journée du reste de ma vie, le futur s’annonce de plus en plus difficile. Pour ceux et celles comme moi qui sont atteints de la maladie Parkinson, votre appuie nous donne la force de continuer à faire face à ce défi.

This year I was able to live a life-long dream - to climb the sand dunes of Namibia. The only way I could do it is with your support to keep fighting the PD battle. All of you accompanied me on this journey, my amazing life partner of 50 years, my friends and my family . You are what keep me going.. you are my source of hope. And you are also my safety net I kept reminding myself with every step. If I fall, which I do frequently, it is only sand, it won’t kill me.

Cette année, j’ai pu réaliser un de mes rêves– grimper les dunes de la Namibie. Votre appui me soutenait dans cette merveilleuse experience – avec chaque pas, je ressentais votre soutien et je me disais, si je tombe, ce que je fais de plus en plus, ça ne sera pas grave, car ce n’est que du sable doux.

It is the hope for the future that fuels this journey and that is why, despite Covid-19, I am back asking for whatever support you can contribute. I hesitate to come knocking on your door in this difficult time but you are my only hope. I need you by my side to give me and all people with PD the courage to continue the PD battle and to continue to believe that there is hope for a better future ... and perhaps more hills to climb together. See you at the top!

Bien que nous subissons tous les contraintes que nous impose le Covid-19, nous vous demandons tout de même d’appuyer nos efforts et de faire un don pour la Grande Randonnée de Parkinson. Bien que nous ne puissions nous regrouper, la marche cette année sera virtuelle.

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