Alex Elle is credited as once saying, "I'm thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn't have stumbled across my strength."
February 28, 2018 was the day I encountered the biggest struggle of my life. It was the day I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD). That day I thought my life was over, but with time I found my strength.
Being diagnosed was a wakeup call. I realized I was not living the life I always wanted to live. I had allowed fear to set in and keep me from doing the things I always dreamed of doing. Somehow, I now feel a new sense of freedom.
With this new-found freedom, I'm doing something I had only daydreamed about. I compete Nationally in the action pistol sports and became a certified pistol instructor. I also began advocating for Parkinson's disease, speaking to large groups. My hope is that others will look at what I'm doing and be not only inspired but empowered. If I have Parkinson's and can compete on a National level, you too can do ANYTHING you want regardless of your circumstance or situation.
Are you going let your situation define who you are, or will you define your situation?
Not sure where to begin but want to feel empowered to manage your Parkinson’s? Call our free Helpline today at 1-800-4PD-INFO (1-800-473-4636) weekdays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.