2012 Parkinson's Superstars
NPF began a nationwide call for Parkinson’s Superstars nominations in February 2012, in a move to honor individuals who make a difference in the Parkinson’s community during April, Parkinson’s Awareness Month.
We are pleased to announce that the 2012 Parkinson's Superstars winners are Allison Smith-Conway from Laguna Niguel, CA, and Wendell Cook from Sioux Falls, SD.
Meet the 2012 Parkinson's Superstars winners:
Allison Smith-Conway is a model of tenacity and perseverance. She has battled several serious illnesses, undergone multiple surgeries, and endured life-changing procedures, yet embraces her life with joyful exuberance and optimism.
Wendell turned two of his passions into ways of helping his local community; he founded Team Wendell, a cycling team that raises money for Habitat for Humanity, and created the “Parkinson’s Art Cart,” an art therapy project for people with Parkinson’s.
Read the Summer 2012 Parkinson Report article about Allison and Wendell: The Power of Parkinson's Superstars.