We are all in shock. It was so quick, so unexpected, so sudden, just too awful to think about. It was all over so fast. He was too young. His body was sick but we didn’t know it until too late, and neither perhaps did he. Seeing ‘signs’ all over the place that I wouldn’t normally notice. Ads for Funeral…
I’m letting you know that I’m participating in the Run Melbourne https://runmelbourne2014.everydayhero.com/au/debbie and will be proudly supporting The Shake It Up Australia Foundation to raise funds to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease, in this life time.
My sister and I have decided to run/walk in this event to raise awareness & funds for Parkinson’s Disease. We are like many others who have family members suffering and wish there was a solution to this insidious disease. We applaud all those working towards finding a cure and those who support the carers in so many ways. It’s the least we can do!
My training for the run in Melbourne is going slowly due to dreadful weather recently – think SNOW & RAIN – but I am committed to doing my best to support Shake it Up Australia Foundation. My parents visited last week and I saw first hand some of the issues my father has to deal with Parkinson’s Disease and also my mother as a carer. It’s very hard on both of them. I wish there was an instant cure.
Every day 30 people in Australia are diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and as many as 10% of these people are under the age of 40. This disease currently has no known cure, however through investment in research, targeted at finding a cure, Shake It Up Australia Foundation and their partner The Michael J Fox Foundation For Medical Research, offer hope.
Helping to find a cure for Parkinson’s is something very dear to my heart and I’d really appreciate your support to help me reach my fundraising goal for this great cause.
Here are some ways you can personally help me right now
- Make a donation on my fundraising page: https://runmelbourne2014.everydayhero.com/au/debbie- 100% of these donations will go to Parkinson’s research here in Australia and all donations are tax deductible.
- Share my fundraising page with your friends and family
Thank you for your support!
News just in on an amazing effort… Doctor Betty, the doctor who delivered me over 50 years ago in Murwillumbah, has only just retired from medical practice aged 90!! I’m sure I won’t be still working in my profession at that age but I take my hat off to anyone who obviously loves their work so much. Congratulations and huge…
Don’t panic! I’m not suffering from multiple personality issues (perhaps I am says another part of me!), but this week’s writing challenge asks the question, how many versions of ‘you’ exist and what would happen if they collided? This is an interesting subject as I work in an environment where I can’t really be ‘me’. I have to be someone…