In the fight for Parkinson's Disease, Jim was a well known advocate and strong fighter after his diagnosis. Whether he was friend, family or if you just heard about his humor and words of encouragement you fell in love with him. Those that knew him in the Parkinson's family knew they could talk to him 24/7 and he would be there to encourage or just be there for conversation when it was 3am and they couldn't sleep. The struggle is real, especially for those with YOPD, trying to live as normal a life as possible and keep themselves strong for the fight ahead. He helped many build that strength with words and actions.
Since Jim is not having a viewing or memorial service we ask that you please send a donation in his name to APDA here. He wasn't much for your typical .org's but he loved the folks here at APDA for their efforts in helping the diagnosed and caregiver be educated.
You can make an online donation by clicking on the 'Support Me' button. You will automatically receive a confirmation email and I will be notified by email of your support. Together we are truly making a difference for those in need!