“You are the god gifted sunshine of the day and of my life. Love and best wishes for ever”
Remember that post I wrote a couple of weeks ago for Parkinson’s Awareness Week, about my boy making my dad smile – well after reading this message in my boy’s birthday card, I guess I really was right about my dad enjoying Tyler’s company! (And don’t worry about his writing, Dad’s writing has always been terrible – even before he had Parkinson’s. He was a GP, so try reading his prescriptions :-P)
My theory is… to help a family member who may have Parkinson’s, have a kid. Seriously, it will cheer them up so much! Obviously, this is not the best reason to have a child haha. Soooo, howabout some fundraising for Parkinson’s UK instead?
This is exactly what my brother and sister are doing – they are representing Team Dr. Ali and running the Bupa 10k next week on Monday 25th May. Team Dr Ali was a much bigger team in previous years, and we had done walks – which is perfectly ok with me – even Tyler joined in last year. But for me, putting ‘running’ and ’10k’ in the same sentence – er NO. I can’t even run 10 metres without being out of breath. Ugh.
So big props to my crazy siblings for putting themselves through a 10K RUN, all to raise money for Parkinson’s UK. The fact is that this charity funds cutting-edge research for a cure, they fund nurses and look for ways to improve the life of Parkinson’s sufferers – it’s a great cause.
We’ll be supporting from the sidelines, cheering them on. I’ll be donating too – there’s still a week to go. If you would like to support them, please visit their JustGiving page here where you can read more about the story and sponsor them if you wish.