Today, Parkinson’s UK issued an article on Facebook about a potential blood test screening for parkinsonisms which potentially would help with an earlier diagnosis of Parkinson’s. Within a few minutes, the article was dismissed by many of its readers as “giving false hope” and for “being cruel”. In disbelieve I responded and thankfully my words were welcomed by many but, like in business why is it always those who do the least who have the most to say. And unfortunately, is nearly always negative and not the opinion of the majority.
Whilst government funding is welcome and of course necessary and critical, we must look to ourselves to be proactive in both awareness and fundraising. This is fully supported by our own non-profit organisations and those such as, The Michael Fox Foundation to whom we look to add considerable contributions to aid the current clinical trials. I know that the limitations on government funding aren’t ideal but, there are so many disorders for the government to fund we have to accept that there is only so much funding to go around.
Interested on reading more opinions on this article I revisited the page and to my delight, Parkinson’s UK had posted their second article of the day and how uplifting, inspirational and encouraging it was, instantly warming my soul. Andy, with his Parkinson’s complete with tremor teaches Tai Chi to other Parkinson’s People. Obviously, helping others with this condition brings satisfying rewards and a reason “to get up in the morning” but, it also helps him contain his own tremors. Just brilliant.
So that urges me to reach out to all those Parkinson’s People in Surrey to remind those who would like to participate in some trial classes of gentle exercise, concentrating on movement and mobility, please email me as I would be delighted to give up several hours a week to organise some exercise classes developed from dance.
I hope to hear from you soon.