Linda Giorgilli of Tampa, FL
Nominated by Steven Hollander
I was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1998, but it wasn't until the summer of 2009 that I met Ms. Giorgilli on facebook. She had just lost her dad from complications due to Parkinson's and with much understanding and devotion, she helped and supported me, lifted my spirits and instilled a positive outlook and attitude in my life and I'm sure others. Her quest for the cure is truly sincere and from her heart. Although 1,000 miles separates us, her energy abounds and her advocacy continues to expand. People like her are far and few, but to know her is to love her for all that she has done and all that she will continue to do to raise awareness and help find a cure!