Monthly Archives: March 2015

My Wife-Angela Robb, Recognized As A Champion of Change!

UPDATE!

Just in case you missed it, here is the video link to the Champions of Change for Parkinson’s disease.

The event was held at the White House.

Left to right: Karl Robb, Angela Robb, Greg Wasson, Davis Phinney.

White House Champions of Change for Parkinson's Left to right: Karl Robb, Angela Robb, Greg Wasson, Davis Phinney
Left to right: Karl Robb, Angela Robb, Greg Wasson, Davis Phinney

 

What a smile! Angela Robb A Champion of Change!

What a smile! Angela Robb A Champion of Change!

As we near April and Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, I would like to publicly thank and recognize the carepartners and caregivers who make our lives better. The carepartner/caregiver can be a tiring and sometimes thankless task.

To my wife, best friend, partner, carepartner, and true love, Angela, I congratulate you on being honored and recognized at the White House as a Champion of Change. I am so proud of you –today and everyday! I am so grateful to be in this life with you by my side! I am so happy that everyone, besides me, sees just how amazing you are!

Momentum

Monday mornings can be exciting or drudgery, depending upon your perspective to the upcoming week. Once in awhile, we all need a nudge or a strong shove to get back on track. No matter how disciplined or focused you might be, we all may stray from our mission at hand.

Today, I share with you one of my favorite quotes. All I know about this quote is that it is attributed to Japan and I like it very much! I hope it motivates you and reminds you to keep on moving forward.

“Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid of standing still.”

Bend in the wind! It is far better than breaking.

Bend in the wind! It is far better than breaking.

Okay, while the quote does refer to fear, and fear isn’t usually a healthy emotion except in times of sensing danger. I think the quote promotes the importance of keeping up the progression of doing our very best and maintaining a momentum in our lives. Please give it some consideration. Have a great week!

A Friend’s Inspirational Story

Weathered Bell

Weathered Bell

Parkinson’s disease has given me many gifts, lessons, and opportunities. I am forever thankful for the amazing people that I have met and developed friendships with over the past 20+ years. There are far too many of you for me to thank and acknowledge at this time, but I would like to point out an important person who works quietly for change in the Parkinson’s community and expects no praise for her tireless commitment.

Linda Swanson, of McKinney, Texas, is a force that I encountered 5 years ago. Her infectious spirit and ebullient energy is something she brings wherever she goes, and oh, she just happens to have Parkinson’s disease. A marathoner, a half marathoner, a constant volunteer, Linda is always raising awareness about Parkinson’s disease.  Linda and her husband, Mike, are tireless advocates and volunteers for Parkinson’s charities. Please take a moment to learn about Linda’s story in the video, Changing the Face of Parkinson’s, which was submitted to 2015 Neuro Film Festival. Please support Linda by viewing and voting for her video titled Changing the Face of Parkinson’s (registration is required to vote).

The Swansons are two people, who along with many of you fill me up with hope and inspiration!

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