I was diagnosed with PD when I was 39. I am 51 now. For me, PD is a powerful pain in the ass. It affects everything and forces you to adapt. I stepped away from my law career several years ago now. I push back by trying to keep active. I just ran my first marathon in Vancouver. When I run, bike, or chase a ball, PD fades into the background.
I rode with the Parky’s Pedalers to San Francisco 5 years ago. I am riding again because I have hope. I have hope that there will be a cure found in my lifetime. In the meantime, I am pleased to support two organizations that make things better for those living with PD: The Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Centre and also the Parkinson Society of B.C.
Please donate a little to them. Or a lot. Many thanks.