Pauline Wightman & Kathryn Mengerink
I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease 7 years ago. Medications only treat the symptoms—there is no cure and nothing to slow the progression. To fight back against the disease I stay as active as possible and challenge myself physically with activities such as hiking the Dolomites. I am supporting The Parkinson’s Association of San Diego whose mission is to “Optimize the quality of life for people affected by Parkinson’s disease with programs and services that enhance Mind, Movement and Morale”. They provide valuable services such as education, support, and links to needed resources for the Parkinson’s community.
My mom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s several years ago. Rather than give up in the face of adversity she has fought harder to stay healthy and lead a full life. She is such an inspiration to me. So I am supporting the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego in recognition of her and those like her who are doing what they can to stay healthy while researchers do what they can to treat the disease and find a cure.