I went to the Rock Steady boxing group in Chelsea, Michigan, today. We fight the effects of Parkinson’s using techniques and moves also found in boxing.
Like Winston Churchill said,
“We will fight Parkinson’s on the beaches, we will fight on the landing strips, We will fight in the air and on the sea, We will fight in the streets and door to door, We will never surrender! And win or lose, one hundred years from now, people will look back and say, This was David’s finest hour.
On November 1, 2019, Harriet and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. We have three children and seven grandchildren. In the past, I have worked for twelve years, on the assembly line, for General Motors. I was a Lutheran Pastor for over 30 years. Since my retirement I have been called to the ministry of Caregiver. My wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about three or four years ago. However, after an in depth evaluation with a Neurological Psychiatrist in September, 2018, the diagnosis has changed to Frontotemporal Dementia. He wrote, "Although I Cannot rule out Alzheimer's, after Harriet's evaluation, my conclusion is that she is struggling with Frontotemporal Dementia." In 2021 I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Isn’t life an adventure? You never know what is around the bend or over the hill.
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