Yesterday, after two days of training and getting to know the most amazing people I have ever met, 250 men & women wearing buttons X'ing out PD, marched on Capitol Hill to make a stand against Parkinson's Disease. Wearing many hats of life - husband, wife, mom, dad, brother, sister, son, daughter, lawyer, caregiver,person with pd...the list goes on- we stood before our congressmen and their loyal staff to make our plea to keep funding so that research for this neurological disease is not interrupted, and to back the bill introduced on Tuesday. With this bill, they will be able to track how many people actually suffer from Parkinson's, because that is unknown, and will also do the same for MS. It will then in turn open up the probability of finding 'hot spots' where there are many cases, indicating a possible cause due to environmental influence. If we can find a why, then maybe we can find a how.
I have learned quite a bit over these last few days. I am grateful for this opportunity. And now... as our journey ends in Washington, we start a new one at home. Time to get to work!