My blog on Mike may have been a little harsh but I still feel I've been stereotyped. Actually, I was just provoking thought on the subject. Micheal j Fox had Parkinson's way before me, I think . He has been a great advocate for Parkinson's but, I was never truly taken back by him. The time I was truly moved was when Muhammad AlI lite torch 1996 Atlanta Olympic games. 5 years before I was dx. That was the action of a true hero. This is when I said to myself if he can over come that my life isn't that bad. Little did I know , I would have the same disease 5 years later.
I question Hollywood sometimes. Superman get paralyzed we are going to find a cure to make people walk again. Micheal j Fox gets Parkinson in 1999 in 2005 there will be a cure. Charlie Sheen gets herpes today there is a cure tomorrow. Then the foundations come rolling in like the Charlie Sheen Foundation for herpes. not true my sick sense of humor.
I believe my Parkinson to me caused be the gulf war. I consider my self lucky as hell. Now when, I go to the va hospital . All I see is kids 20 24 maybe and they don't have to worry about shaking stiffness or tumors in their arms or legs because they don't have any . Masking some have faces missing burnt off. There no cure for them no foundation ,I guess they have to wait until some movie star joins the army and gets wounded. Then they will be ok .So I guess what I am trying to get across is there maybe no cure in my life time or Ali mikes or yours, I am ok with that. I never demanded one. But 5 million dollars was raised to help find a cure for Packinsons . Could like million go to the people with Parkinson's to help them and there families survive. Here's an idea lets raise money for Parkinson's patients and there families. A scholarship for kids with a parent with Parkinsons. That would be a true miracle