Keep Walking. Keep Laughing
In this episode of When Life Gives You Parkinson’s, you will meet Ralph and Berys Richardson who have been married 52 years. Five years ago, doctors diagnosed Ralph with Lewy Body Dementia and then Parkinson’s disease a few years later. When COVID-19 hit, Ralph’s usual exercise programs were cancelled. So, with the help of Berys and his caretaker Greg Hicks, he decided to walk up and down his driveway everyday. He set his mind to doing 30 laps. He reach his goal in 17 days. Then he set his sights a bit higher, walk 100 days to raise $10,000. More than 200 days later, he’s still walking and he’s raised more than $30,000 for Parkinson Canada.
Also, this episode is the final episode for contributor Niki Reitmayer. We say farewell and good luck.
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A fond farewell to Co-host and Producer Niki Reitmeyer. We love you, will miss you and wish all the best. Thanks for going on this journey with us.
Thank you to the following people featured in this episode:
Ralph & Berys Richardson – Check out Team Ralph on the SuperWalk website
Greg Hicks – Greg documents Ralph’s campaign on Facebook
Thanks also to our content and promotional partners
Parkinson’s IQ + You– A free, series of Parkinson’s events from the Michael J. Fox Foundation
Spotlight YOPD – The only Parkinson’s organization dedicated to raising awareness for Young Onset Parkinson’s disease and funds for the Cure Parkinson’s Trust.
World Parkinson Congress 2022 –Make plans to join us for #WPC2022 in Barcelona, Spain.
Dila Velazquez – Story Producer
Greg Schott – Sound Design