April 11 is World Parkinson’s Day – a poignant day for me and my handsome hubby as both of our fathers were diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Sadly, my dad passed away four years ago after fighting this insidious disease. My father-in-law continues to face the challenges thrown his way with wit and courage.
“Parkinson’s disease affects 1 in every 500 people in Canada. Over 100,000 Canadians are living with Parkinson’s today and approximately 6,600 new cases of PD are diagnosed each year in Canada (based on annual incidence of 20 new cases per 100,000 people).” 1
Today I’m going to stop and smell the tulips (the official symbol of Parkinson’s disease) as I remember my dad and support the research for a cure.