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Bill Farrington

Position: Mentor for People with Parkinson's
Categories: waitlist

I met my wife when we were both Disneyland employees and we have been married 50 years. I owned a running store for 5 years and then became a sales rep for ASICS Tiger for 12 years. I became the National Team Sales Manager, in charge of selling team shoes to schools and other entities. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s 18 years ago, I retired on disability due to Parkinson’s symptoms. Have undergone 6 major spine surgeries along with heart, brain, 2 shoulders and 1 knee surgery. I have a Deep Brain Stimulator. I’m the proud parent of 3 adult children. I’m on the Board of Directors of the Tremble Clefs, a singing based voice enhancer, and am a discussion group leader for the North County Parkison’s Discussion Group. I teach a Bible study for people with Parkinson’s, called Movers and Shakers, and praticipate in 2 other weekly studies but I wecome interaction with people of any level of faith.

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Bill Farrington

Mentor for People with Parkinson's

I met my wife when we were both Disneyland employees...

Diane Belcher

Position: Mentor for Newly Diagnosed People with Parkinson's
Categories: waitlist

The tremors started seemingly out of the blue, the diagnosis was made, but it wasn’t for another couple years that I realized life could go on with joy, purpose and meaning in spite of and because of PD. With the loving support of my husband, friends and members of the Parkinson’s support group we belong to, my world has expanded to include knowledge of the disease, treatment options, healthy lifestyle choices and hope for the future. Retired elementary school teacher, wife of husband Aaron for 40 years, mother of three children in their 30s, and grandmother of three, I love to read, hang out with friends, putter around in my garden, travel, and play with the grandkids.

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Diane Belcher

Mentor for Newly Diagnosed People with Parkinson's

The tremors started seemingly out of the blue, the diagnosis...

Marty Acevedo

Position: Mentor for People with Parkinson's and Care Partners
Categories: waitlist

Marty currently has a waiting list as a mentor.

Marty was diagnosed with essential tremor in 2004 and with Parkinson’s in 2010. Marty says that she experienced symptoms of gait disturbance, dystonia, and REM sleep behavior disorder 10 years prior to her diagnosis. After her progression through the grieving process, Marty decided that her life would not be defined by her diagnosis. Marty felt called to help others who share this journey and quickly became involved with the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego. Serving as board member of the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego and as an ambassador to the Davis Phinney Foundation, she targeted her knowledge and passion towards educating others living with Parkinson’s, encouraging exercise and socialization and helping others to find their best life. Marty is most proud of her involvement in the development and implementation of an integrated, medically evidence based program for people with Parkinson’s at a local wellness center.

Marty is an avid traveler with her husband and their travel van, having covered 35 states and multiple national parks. Exercise, enjoying the ocean and beach, maintaining and cultivating new friendships, learning new things and sharing her positive outlook are all vital to her daily life.

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Marty Acevedo

Mentor for People with Parkinson's and Care Partners

Marty currently has a waiting list as a mentor. Marty...

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Bill Farrington

Position: Mentor for People with Parkinson's
Categories: waitlist

I met my wife when we were both Disneyland employees and we have been married 50 years. I owned a running store for 5 years and then became a sales rep for ASICS Tiger for 12 years. I became the National Team Sales Manager, in charge of selling team shoes to schools and other entities. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s 18 years ago, I retired on disability due to Parkinson’s symptoms. Have undergone 6 major spine surgeries along with heart, brain, 2 shoulders and 1 knee surgery. I have a Deep Brain Stimulator. I’m the proud parent of 3 adult children. I’m on the Board of Directors of the Tremble Clefs, a singing based voice enhancer, and am a discussion group leader for the North County Parkison’s Discussion Group. I teach a Bible study for people with Parkinson’s, called Movers and Shakers, and praticipate in 2 other weekly studies but I wecome interaction with people of any level of faith.

Contact Bill:

Bill Farrington

Mentor for People with Parkinson's

I met my wife when we were both Disneyland employees...

Diane Belcher

Position: Mentor for Newly Diagnosed People with Parkinson's
Categories: waitlist

The tremors started seemingly out of the blue, the diagnosis was made, but it wasn’t for another couple years that I realized life could go on with joy, purpose and meaning in spite of and because of PD. With the loving support of my husband, friends and members of the Parkinson’s support group we belong to, my world has expanded to include knowledge of the disease, treatment options, healthy lifestyle choices and hope for the future. Retired elementary school teacher, wife of husband Aaron for 40 years, mother of three children in their 30s, and grandmother of three, I love to read, hang out with friends, putter around in my garden, travel, and play with the grandkids.

Contact Diane:

Diane Belcher

Mentor for Newly Diagnosed People with Parkinson's

The tremors started seemingly out of the blue, the diagnosis...

Marty Acevedo

Position: Mentor for People with Parkinson's and Care Partners
Categories: waitlist

Marty currently has a waiting list as a mentor.

Marty was diagnosed with essential tremor in 2004 and with Parkinson’s in 2010. Marty says that she experienced symptoms of gait disturbance, dystonia, and REM sleep behavior disorder 10 years prior to her diagnosis. After her progression through the grieving process, Marty decided that her life would not be defined by her diagnosis. Marty felt called to help others who share this journey and quickly became involved with the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego. Serving as board member of the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego and as an ambassador to the Davis Phinney Foundation, she targeted her knowledge and passion towards educating others living with Parkinson’s, encouraging exercise and socialization and helping others to find their best life. Marty is most proud of her involvement in the development and implementation of an integrated, medically evidence based program for people with Parkinson’s at a local wellness center.

Marty is an avid traveler with her husband and their travel van, having covered 35 states and multiple national parks. Exercise, enjoying the ocean and beach, maintaining and cultivating new friendships, learning new things and sharing her positive outlook are all vital to her daily life.

Contact Marty

Click here to set up a mentor call with Marty.

Marty Acevedo

Mentor for People with Parkinson's and Care Partners

Marty currently has a waiting list as a mentor. Marty...