Name: Tim Hague Age when diagnosed: 46 Years with PD: 7 Brief summary of yourself and journey so far: I had been a nurse for 18 years at the time of diagnosis and had always been very fit and active. The diagnosis of Parkinson’s was a massive shock. My father had PD for a number… Read More Tim Hague – Former Amazing Race Canada Winner Shares His Story!
Editor’s note: Melissa Groff is the founder of ParkinCharm.ca, an online shop that sells bracelets to raise money for Parkinson’s Disease. At sixty-seven years of age, my grandfather was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. “Life isn’t over, it’s just different” is what my uncle told him. This disease not only affected my grandfather, but our whole… Read More Melissa Groff Creates ParkinCharm With Inspiration From Late Grandfather
Name: Tanya Lesstrange Age when diagnosed (Optional): 42 Years with PD: 5 (I was misdiagnosed with essential tremor first in 2013) Brief summary of yourself and journey so far; My symptoms presented in 2011 at the age of 39. It was during a time of immense stress in my life. It started with a tremor… Read More Tanya Lesstrange Shares Her Battle with PD
Ann Loonam Diagnosed at age 52 (just over a year ago). My name is Ann, and I come from more of a cancer family, not Parkinson’s. Both of my parents passed away from cancer, and I’m a 5-year breast cancer survivor. One thing that I noticed right away with the cancer diagnosis was that the… Read More Ann Loonam – Cancer Survivor Now Facing Her Newest Battle
Name: Alexa Simpson Association with Parkinson’s: Father has Parkinson’s. Brief summary of yourself and your reaction to when your friend/family member was diagnosed (including how long ago and the journey since): When our family found out Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s it hit us all in a big way. The results came back in 2012… Read More Alexa Simpson Creates Team Fox Nashville With Inspiration from Father
My name is Jackie Fanneron and my mother has Parkinson’s and my grandmother (maternal side) had Parkinson’s as well. I am the owner and head coach of Rock Steady Boxing Long Island, a non-contact boxing program designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back. My mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 4 years ago.… Read More Jackie Fanneron Started Her Own RSB Gym Inspired by her Mother!
Hi, My name is David Smith. I’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s for 7 years now. I was owner and operator of a demolition business/scrap metal recycler. During that time, I dismantled some the largest pieces of earth-moving and rock quarry equipment in the world. Climbing up on a 200′ structure with no safety net was… Read More David Smith Shoots His Way Through Parkinsons!
Name: Darren Davis Association with Parkinsons: I am Living with Parkinson Disease Brief summary of yourself and your reaction to when your friend/family member was diagnosed: Darren Davis. Born in July 1972. I am a Nicaraguan Carribean-born American citizen and now a resident of Germany. I am a Blatino entrepreneur, an artist, an author, and a disabled… Read More Darren Davis Describes How PD Has Positively Benefitted Him!
Michael’s father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 45 (when he was 11-12 years old). On this podcast, he discusses growing up with a father with PD and how it has impacted his life for the better, and resulted in him starting TeaParky.com! Or if you would like to attend Michael’s annual fundraiser… Read More Michael Cheung – Podcast with Larry Gifford (45 mins)
Not many people know about my connection to Parkinson’s Disease (PD) as my family and I tried to keep this matter private. But recently I’ve talked to more and more people who have a connection to PD, and I’ve decided to share my story in hopes of raising more awareness, and one day, finding a… Read More Megan Gerth Shares Her Dad’s Personal Story