Friday, August 22, 2008

Please Vote

As many of you already know, my father was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. It has been a heartbreaking journey for the whole family.

Our family believes that this disease touches all of us -- not only does my Dad suffer from the disease his whole family, in essence, has the disease as well.

The most frustrating thing about PD is that are no reasons why one person gets it and the other doesn't, and more importantly, there is no cure.

If you have ever had someone you love suffer from a disease, you know how helpless you feel at times. I know this is something little but it could lead to amazing things. My son is living proof that miracles do happen so let's create another miracle in this world. American Express is awarding one worthy project 2.5 million dollars. The winning project is selected by the people (i.e. you and me) so I urge everyone to take the time and PLEASE, PLEASE vote for this project focusing on curing PD.

There are a number of very worthy projects on the list but this one is the that is most important to me that affects one of the most important people in the world to me, and I hope there are others that will feel the same. If you do anything for me in my life, I ask that you vote for this project. Thank you for your continued love and support on this journey.

1 comment:

Lindsay Lebresco said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I have voted. My BF's dad was diagnosed a couple of years ago as well and their wedding favor is a donation to PD research. Great cause.