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Keep Walking. Keep Laughing

Keep Walking. Keep Laughing

Update: 2020-12-16
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In this episode of When Life Gives You Parkinson’s, you will meet Ralph and Berys Richardson who have been married 52 years. Five years ago, doctors diagnosed Ralph with Lewy Body Dementia and then Parkinson’s disease a few years later. When COVID-19 hit, Ralph’s usual exercise programs were cancelled. So, with the help of Berys and his caretaker Greg Hicks, he decided to walk up and down his driveway everyday. He set his mind to doing 30 laps. He reach his goal in 17 days. Then he set his sights a bit higher, walk 100 days to raise $10,000. More than 200 days later, he’s still walking and he’s raised more than $30,000 for Parkinson Canada.


Also, this episode is the final episode for contributor Niki Reitmayer. We say farewell and good luck.


Thank you for listening. Add your voice to the show and leave a message for us here; https://www.speakpipe.com/WhenLifeGivesYouParkinsons


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A fond farewell to Co-host and Producer Niki Reitmeyer. We love you, will miss you and wish all the best. Thanks for going on this journey with us.


Thank you to the following people featured in this episode:


Ralph & Berys Richardson – Check out Team Ralph on the SuperWalk website


Greg Hicks – Greg documents Ralph’s campaign on Facebook


Diagnosed with Parkinson’s? You are not alone. Contact presenting partner Parkinson Canada http://www.parkinson.ca/, call toll free hotline 1-800-565-3000, on Twitter @ParkinsonCanada


Thanks also to our content and promotional partners


Parkinson’s IQ + You– A free, series of Parkinson’s events from the Michael J. Fox Foundation


Spotlight YOPD – The only Parkinson’s organization dedicated to raising awareness for Young Onset Parkinson’s disease and funds for the Cure Parkinson’s Trust.


PD Avengers - We want to help end Parkinson’s disease. Join us.


World Parkinson Congress 2022 –Make plans to join us for #WPC2022 in Barcelona, Spain.


 


Credits


Dila Velazquez – Story Producer


Greg Schott – Sound Design

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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