I don't think there is a person we know that doesn't know the ravages of Parkinson's Disease. For the past 12 years or so it has held our family hostage. We have been vocal and outspoken about PD since day one. And though we may think "Mike has Parkinson's, Parkinson's doesn't have him," the reality is that it does control an awful lot of our days.
What everyone probably doesn't know too well, is the difference our Massachusetts APDA team has made in our lives. From the beginning, they knew PD while we didn't. They'd recognize where they could help Mike and point us in the right direction. My first meeting, for care partners of newly diagnosed, I got a hug, from someone that had already met Mike. She was on the lookout for me, knew I probably didn't really want to be there, and made me feel ok. The caring, opportunities, resources, listening ears, experience and expertise available to all Parkinson's Disease families makes us very very lucky to live in Massachusetts.
This is why, I ask for your donACHIN'S or any other type of support you could give to the MA APDA chapter. Come join us on walk day. It is always a lot of fun.