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Because of this site, I've met so many people who have made a huge difference in my life! This tune represents my sentimentss perfectly for Maronij (deceased). John Ball, Jerry Storm, Brian Poor, and the countless others who at one time or another shared their hearts with me, as I shared my heart with them, unselfishly. I just wish I could remembeer the hundreds, probably thousands, off people I've met since 2012. For those of you whose names I've forgotten, forgive me. But the treasure of your unselfish sharing will be with me always! Jim Evridge "AKA:SILVERFOXX_FIGHTING_BACK" Please take the time to listen to and read the sayings as they represent a good portion of the journey I've been on since 2001 when I was "officially" dx'd.with PD.
Hello, My uncle is suffering from Parkinson's disease and I am trying my best to share his story ( Bringing Buddy back: Teamwork, technology restore a Parkinson’s patient ) that was recently published in The Record, a local newspaper and can be found here along with a video: http://www.northjersey.com/news/bringing-buddy-back-teamwork-technology-restore-a-parkinson-s-patient-video-1.1380917 And here is a follow up story that was published this past weekend: http://www.northjersey.com/news/health-news/friends-raise-cash-for-parkinson-patient-1.1389405 Thank you and God Bless you all!
A great friend sent me this...Enjoy LUNCH WITH AN 85 YEAR OLD > > One day I had lunch with some old friends. Jim, a short, balding golfer type, about 85-years old, came along with them; all in all, it was a pleasant bunch. > > When the menus were presented, my friends and I ordered salads, sandwiches, and soups, except for Jim who said, "A large piece of home-made apple pie, heated please." > > I wasn't sure my ears heard him right, and the others were aghast, When Jim continued, completely unabashed...."along with two large scoops of vanilla ice cream." > > We tried to act quite nonchalant, as if people did this all the time, but when our orders were brought out, I didn't enjoy eating mine. > > I couldn't take my eyes off of Jim as I watched him savoring each bite of his pie a-la-mode. The other guys just grinned in disbelief as they silently ate their lunches. > > The next time I went out to eat, I called Jim and invited him to join me. I lunched on a white meat tuna sandwich, while he ordered a chocolate parfait. Since I was chuckling, he wanted to know if he amused me. > > I answered, "Yes, you certainly do, but you also confuse me. How come you always order such rich desserts, while I feel like I must be sensible in my food choices?" > > He laughed and said "I'm tasting all that is possible for me to taste. > I try to eat the food I need and do the things I should in order to stay healthy, but life's too short, my friend. I hate missing out on something good. This year I realized how old I was. (He grinned) I've never been this old before, so, while I'm still here, I've decided it's time to try all those things that, for years, I've been ignoring." > > He continued, "I haven't smelled all the flowers yet. There are too many trout streams I haven't fished. There's more fudge sundaes to wolf down and kites to be flown overhead. > > "There are too many golf courses I haven't played. I've not laughed at all the jokes. I've missed a lot of sporting events and potato chips and cokes. > > "I want to wade again in water and feel ocean spray on my face. > I want to sit in a country church once more and thank God for His grace. > > "I want peanut butter every day spread on my morning toast. > I want un-timed long distance calls to the one I love the most. > > "I haven't cried at all the movies yet, or walked in the morning rain. > I need to feel wind on my face. I want to be in love again. > > "So, if I choose to have dessert, instead of having dinner, then should I die before night fall, I'd say I died a winner, because I missed out on nothing. I filled my heart's desire. > I had that final piece of pie before my life expired." > > With that, I called the waitress over.. "I've changed my mind, " I said. "I want what he's having, only add some more whipped cream!" > > This is my gift to you - We need an annual Friends Day! If you get this twice, then you have more than one friend. Live well, love much, & laugh often - Be happy and enjoy doing whatever your heart desires. You only go around once on this crazy planet. > > SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS including me, if I'm lucky enough to be counted among them. > > Be mindful that happiness isn't based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people we like, respect, and enjoy spending time with. Remember that while money talks, ICE CREAM SINGS!