Support my involvement in Team Parkinson!
Hello dear friends and family!
I have decided to run the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon for the second time!
The LA Marathon is the first marathon I even ran, almost 6 years ago. I was inspired by a man, John Ball, who continues to inspire me personally and professionally.
I first heard of John Ball while in PT school. I heard that there was this gentleman who had been diagnosed with Parkinson disease over 20 years ago who was still running Marathons and half Marathons. He had started the charity-Team Parkinson-with his wife and it was an official charity of the LA and San Francisco Marathons. I did the 5k while in PT school and finally ran the full Marathon in 2011. I was so proud of myself and proceeded to run 2 more marathons in the next year!
John not only inspires me personally to push myself to do more than I realize is possible, he is also the inspiration I take to work with me every day. I am a physical therapist and I specialize working with people who have Parkinson disease. John is an outlier. He is healthier and more active than most people who have had Parkinson's for as long as he has. Because of him I believe that amazing things are possible for all the clients I work with. I believe they can get better despite their diagnosis and that they are not defined by their diagnosis. Due to this belief, I approach my clients differently than most physical therapists, and the results are also different! I have many clients now, who I have been working with for a number of years who are doing better than they were when we started working together.
I am excited to run the LA Marathon again and support an organization and an individiual who I admire so much.
Please consider supporting my involvement as I run/walk to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s disease research.
Please make a tax-deductible donation to Team Parkinson EIN 22-3683309. Your donation will go towards finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
Or join me and take action. Register to run/walk with me. Support my involvement in Team Parkinson!
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