Parkinson's and Fatherhood

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6 years 10 months

In honor of my cute husband, I am participating in the Moving Day® Chicago walk to benefit the National Parkinson Foundation.

Todd was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's disease about three years ago. Currently, he is feeling good and doing very well. He stretches multiple times a day, and exercises several times a week. There is no way to stop the symptoms of PD, but exercising regularly can delay many symptoms.

Todd works hard and makes me proud!  He is an excellent role-model for our new son, Griffin.  Griffin arrived in late August.  Todd was nervous about how PD would impact his ability to care for Griffin, especially since Parkinson’s affects his right arm and hand. Todd is discovering comfortable ways to hold and care for Baby Griffin, and never shies away from changing diapers.  It brings me to tears to see what an awesome dad Todd has become. 

This year, Griffin will be joining Todd's Team for Moving Day®.  The NPF Moving Day® walk will take place at the Grove II at Lincoln Park on Sunday, October 18th. It's a nice walk along the lake. You should  join us!

Todd, Griffin, and I all benefit from the work of the National Parkinson Foundation. We really appreciate any support, especially by walking with us, making a donation; and keeping us and all PD patients in your prayers.


Lori Ann

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