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[p]Thank you for taking the time to read this. Having never done anything like this before, in August I am doing a Wing Walk in aid of The Cure Parkinson's Trust and in support of my lovely friend John Heelas's fund raising efforts. Here is John's story :[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][i]I still remember the day I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, it was October 10th 2010. Initially, I was in denial but family and friends started to realise something was wrong. Soon after my wife Lucy’s death I broke the secret and acknowledged I was ill![/i][/p][p][i]Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition. It can be treated with a range of therapies but it is currently incurable. In 2018 around 145,000 people in the UK alone are living with Parkinson’s (1 person in every 350). I want to be part of funding research into a cure, which is why I have set myself a challenge to raise £10,000.[/i][/p][p][i]The symptoms of Parkinson's are mainly due to the loss of dopamine containing nerve cells in the basal ganglia area of the brain which control movement. Low levels of dopamine slow the body’s movement which make day-to-day activities, such as eating, getting dressed or using everyday objects such as a phone or computer, difficult. The main symptoms of Parkinson’s are tremor, muscle stiffness and slowness of movement but not everyone will experience all of these.[/i][/p][p][i]I am asking for your support to raise funds for the Cure Parkinson's Trust, [/i][url=http://www.cureparkinsons.org.uk/][i]www.cureparkinsons.org.uk[/i][/url][i]. CPT is a leading Parkinson's medical research charity totally committed to slowing, halting and reversing the condition and ultimately improving the lives of those affected by the disease.[/i][/p][p][i]I have a big personal interest in the research conducted by CPT and hopefully, may even benefit from the results.[/i][/p][p]Thank you for your support.[/p][p][br][/p][p]xx[/p]
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