I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at 45 years of age.
I was basically told to go home and do what I enjoyed for as long as I could.
I was confused, scared, angry and wondering about what may lie ahead.
I felt from the beginning that Parkinson’s had won the battle.
About five months later, I had two different medical providers tell me that I needed to check out Rock Steady Boxing. I wasn’t sure it was something that I wanted to do. However, I decided to simply go talk to them. After I did, I decided I could give it a try. What could it hurt to go to one class?
Well, that one class changed my life!
I was hooked.
Rock Steady has shown me how to fight Parkinson’s.
Between the classes and the people, I know that I am not fighting this alone. It not only helps me physically, but mentally with all of the support that I receive from everyone at Rock Steady Boxing. I was quickly accepted into the Rock Steady Boxing family. Now I try to reach out to others who may be just like I was when I was first diagnosed.
I want to let them know that there is hope and that we need to focus on what we can do and not worry so much about what we can’t do. Rock Steady Boxing is more than just an exercise or boxing program, it is a way of fighting the disease that brings us all together.