I was 13 years old when my dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Me being a young kid at the time, I didn’t know what Parkinson’s actually was, so I was pretty scared. But after I did some research papers on it in high school and learned about the benefits of nutrition and exercise for Parkinson’s, it gave me comfort knowing that he’ll be able to live with this disease for a long time.
Now it’s been over 10 years since my dad was diagnosed, and I’m confident he can live a healthy and happy life. There are things I try to do to help my dad and all of my siblings are very supportive of him. We want to make sure he’s staying on top of his diet, fitness routine, medications and schedule. It’s a collective effort!
There are also things I try to do to help my dad’s foundation. Growing up, I was always involved in some capacity, whether it was attending the galas or being at the golf tournaments. But in the past couple of years, I’ve been even more involved in the Brian Grant Foundation’s programs. I want to do anything I can to help my dad and support other people with Parkinson’s.
I am constantly amazed at all the things the Brian Grant Foundation does to help the Parkinson’s community, from hosting exercise and cooking classes, to training fitness professionals, to launching Team Grant, an online social network for the Parkinson’s exercise community. I’m so proud to be part of an organization that’s changing people’s lives.
I’d just like to say on behalf of myself, my family and the whole Brian Grant Foundation, thank you for your support! Without you, it wouldn’t be possible for our organization to keep the ball rolling and continue helping people with Parkinson’s around the world.
Thank you for all you do for us.