It has been seven years since I was diagnoised with Parkinson's Disease. The last year has proven to be very challenging. I've noticed a decline in my cognitive functioning and my mobility has slowed. My quality of life has diminished due to mood swings and fatigue. In spite of my best efforts the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease are progressing. But I'm going to keep fighting for every day that I wake up until I take my final breath. Even though my muscles are stiff and I'm more fatigued I will continue to battle the disease.
Everything has been made more difficult this year due to COVID-19. People with Parkinson's will have to persevere in spite of COVID-19. So it's more important than ever before for all of us to come together to help each other.
I'm participating in the annual Sole Support Fundraiser for Parkinson's Resources of Oregon, a local nonprofit providing direct service to Central Oregon patients and families with resources, support, and education. I'm asking that you help me raise money for this worthy cause. I have been doing a number of activities to slow down the progression of the disease but I need your help to continue my efforts.
One of the ways that so many patient with Parkinson's here in the Paciffic Northwest learn to manage their disease is by finding a community of support at Parkinson's Resources of Oregon. I'm participating in Sole Support because this community is important to our family and thousands of other PD'ers.
How do you help? Walk with me or make a donation. $10, $25, $50, or $500, whatever you are able to do! I've seen how PRO directs their funds to valuable services and encourage you to be as generous as you are able!