Category: Parkinsons

Moving Day-Chicago 2018

The start -finish line for the Moving Day walk.
Sunday was the annual Moving Day walk in Lincoln Park. Sponsored by the Parkinson’s Foundation, it’s the yearly opportunity for the Parkinson’s community to meet up, bond, share stories and take a walk along the lakefront. It also raises money which helps to sponsor programs that make life better for people with Parkinson’s Disease. This... Read more »

You'll never walk alone

You'll never walk alone
Sunday morning. October 14th. Lincoln Park. Just south of the zoo. Just west of the lake. Time to take a walk! This week is the annual Moving Day walk sponsored by the Parkinson’s Foundation. It’s the yearly event that helps raises money to make the lives of people with Parkinson’s Disease better. It’s one of... Read more »

Remembrances of Stan Mikita

Remembrances of Stan Mikita
The heroes you make when you are young are the best. They get you interested in an activity that you’ll love throughout your life. It could be sports, music, politics, art, entertainment or whatever; you’ll always remember fondly the ones you idolized when you were a child. I first found hockey in 1961. I was... Read more »
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Alan Alda's life proves that a Parkinson's Disease diagnosis is not a death sentence

Alan Alda's life proves that a Parkinson's Disease diagnosis is not a death sentence
Alan Alda outed himself. His thumb was noticeably twitching. He wanted to be the first to tell his story, so Alda gave an interview to “CBS This Morning” and announced he has Parkinson’s Disease. He was diagnosed in 2015 after getting a check up because he was acting out his dreams. That’s not one of the normal symptoms... Read more »

Five time British Open champion Peter Thomson dies of Parkinson's Disease

Five time British Open champion Peter Thomson dies of Parkinson's Disease
Today is the start of the British Open Golf Championship. What is now referred to as the Open Championship is the oldest of the four major golf championships. First played in 1860, in Scotland; the 147th edition of this championship will return to Scotland’s Carnoustie. Almost all the all-time great players have won multiple Open... Read more »

Parkinson's doesn't mean the end of your life

Parkinson's doesn't mean the end of your life
It’s the final day of April. That means it’s the end of Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Thirty days in which our community tries to make the world aware of this disease that affects millions of people. One thing I always like to let people know is that a P.D. diagnosis is not the end of... Read more »
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Kirk Gibson and Parkinson's Disease: The impossible has happened

Kirk Gibson and Parkinson's Disease: The impossible has happened
In a year that has been so improbable… the impossible has happened! It was October 15, 1988. Game one of the World Series between the heavily favored Oakland A’s and the underdog Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s the bottom of the ninth inning with the A’s leading 4-3 on a Grand Slam Home Run by Jose Canseco.  The... Read more »

Parkinson's and Blogging: Then and Now

Parkinson's and Blogging: Then and Now
Welcome to April. Spring. Baseball. Easter. Final Four. April Fool’s Day….and the start of Parkinson’s Awareness Month. My opportunity to help bring a little awareness to the disease that’s affecting the lives of millions. This blog started five years ago as a way to talk about my adventures, thrills and spills with Parkinson’s Disease. Five years... Read more »

The Reverend Billy Graham dies at age 99: His life in photos and quotes

Graham's relationships with Presidents started with Harry Truman
"Being a Christian is more than an instantaneous conversation. It's a daily process where you grow to be more and more like Christ."
Billy Graham died today at age 99. Graham had bipartisanship relationships with all the U.S. Presidents from Truman to Obama. He was also one of the earliest supporters of the Reverend Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, while at the same building one of the largest ministries in the world. In 1992,... Read more »
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What Neil Diamond's Parkinson's diagnosis means to him and the Parkinson's community

What Neil Diamond's Parkinson's diagnosis means to him and the Parkinson's community
Neil Diamond has announced that he has Parkinson’s Disease. At age 77, he said that this will cause him to retire from touring and cancelled the rest of his world-wide 50th anniversary tour. Whenever a celebrity announces a Parkinson’s diagnosis, I’m always asked for my response. After taking some time to think it over, it’s... Read more »
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