I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in June after I developed tremors that wouldn’t go away. I now know that one of my earliest symptoms was stiff and rigid joints, which the medication is now helping with. I have to think a lot more about my movements to make sure I’m maintaining range of motion. While my outward symptoms and tremors are mild now, they will progress in years to come. There are no tests to diagnose Parkinson’s and many only get a conclusive diagnosis when tremors appear.
Please join me by walking with our team, or take the time to share and donate! Thank you!
All contributions, no matter how big or how small, are critical to those affected by Parkinson's. I hope you’ll support my walk this year and help me reach my fundraising goal.
Parkinson's disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's and can manifest itself in a range of both motor and non-motor symptoms. Living with Parkinson's can be incredibly challenging for the individual as well as for their family, friends, and carepartners. Currently, there is no cure.
Your donation will help Parkinson Society British Columbia continue to provide valuable programs, services, advocacy efforts, and research contributions.
Every dollar is one step closer to improving the lives of those in need.
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