Jimmy Choi

Introduction Jimmy Choi really needs no introduction in the Parkinson’s Community. But in case you don’t know who he is, he’s a former Ultra Endurance Athlete, 2 World Record holder, and 5 x American Ninja Warrior. He’s also a husband, father, fellow Person with Parkinson’s (PwP), advocate, motivational speaker, and all around great guy. JimmyContinue reading “Jimmy Choi”

A candid conversation with Mike Vaccaro (aka – Parky Batman)

I’ve written ad-nauseum about my experiences with Parkinson’s. To some extent, the intention has been to inform you, dear reader of what life is like with this wretched disease. The fact is, I am but one man with a condition that is often described as a “snowflake” disease. That is, no two of us areContinue reading “A candid conversation with Mike Vaccaro (aka – Parky Batman)”

Paul Cluff and his Unshakeable Mission

To the casual passerby on the street, Paul Cluff looks pretty much like everybody else. Most people won’t notice anything unusual about him. Paul handles his Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD) pretty well. He attributes his success in managing his symptoms to be, in large part, due to exercise. As Paul has experienced first handContinue reading “Paul Cluff and his Unshakeable Mission”

Blame the Patient

I’ve noticed something disturbing. There seems to be this intrinsic tendency to assume that because someone is sick, laid up, suffering from some affliction, or otherwise down on their luck, they must have either a) done something wrong to get themselves into that situation or b) deserve it somehow, or both. This is incredibly wrong.Continue reading “Blame the Patient”