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Sharon Galeano
 
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Hello! Thank you so much for visiting my donation page. I am so excited to participate in Pacing for Parkinson's virtual race this year! The last time I participated was in 2015, so I am really happy to be able to do it once again. 

My dad, Joel was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease at the age of 42. What seemed to be a "manageable" disease at the time eventually turned into something much more difficult & strenuous even with medication. Then, in early 2010, at the age of 47, my father underwent a procedure called "Deep Brain Stimulation" or DBS where electrodes are placed in the brain to help with body movement. Unfortunately, it did not help and we saw much more deterioration. Normal everyday tasks were suddenly problematic...he would constantly fall which led to physical therapy, he had difficulty talking / eating which led to speech therapy and a feeding tube installed etc. 

Then, in December 2013, he became very sick and contracted pneumonia. His body tried to fight but Parkinson's Disease can severely weaken the immune system. After a number of hospital stays and being in the ICU, my dad who wrote his "medical will" earlier on, had specified that he be taken off life support and comfortably cared for in hospice.

After a long battle with PD, the Lord called him home on Jan. 30th. 2014.

I will be running in honor of him and would love to reach my donation goal of $500 to help the Parkinson's Disease Foundation find a cure. Any support would be great whether it be prayers or monetary.  Thank you for reading and thank you for contributing to this cause!  

 

Recent Contributors

Amanda Robles Amount: $ 30 Date Received: 09/20/2020
"In honor of you, Mr. Metzger! You have such a beautiful family keeping your legacy and love alive. "
 
Nicholas Anderson Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 09/20/2020
"🙌🏼"
 
Nichole Egerton Amount: $ 15 Date Received: 09/18/2020
"Love you boo! Always here to support you "
 
Anonymous Amount: $ 10 Date Received: 09/17/2020
 
Anthony Ali Amount: $ 10 Date Received: 09/17/2020
 
Anonymous Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 09/17/2020
"Happy to support you and the cause! Much love!"
 
Anonymous Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 09/16/2020
 
Julie And Andy Palmer Amount: $ 300 Date Received: 09/13/2020
"Awesome Sharon! What a wonderful way to honor your dad. We miss him!"