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Janice Crockett

Janice Crockett

My Story
I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease on February 16, 2018, although I had suspected for many months before that I had it. My first symptom, which began in the spring of 2016, was a tremor in my right index finger. I mentioned it to my doctor during a regular visit and he thought it was a benign tremor. We agreed to wait and see, as it was more of a nuisance to me than anything else. However, over several months the tremor took over my whole hand and made activities like writing and typing more difficult, and using a curling iron dangerous! I also noticed my balance was off at times, I had stiffness in my finger joints, and I became fatigued more easily. I attributed these issues to growing older :) but they are also symptoms of Parkinson’s.

Fortunately after I was diagnosed, I found a wonderful neurologist who specializes in movement disorders, and the medicine he prescribed helps control my tremors. Kris and I attend monthly support group meetings for Parkinson's patients and their caregivers, and since exercise is important and can help improve many PD symptoms, I attend Rock Steady Boxing classes which are designed for those with Parkinson's.

Your Support
There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease, but through your support of Team Fox, you can help change this. Team Fox is the grassroots community fundraising program at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. I’m one of thousands of people around the world who are involved in Team Fox fundraisers to help researchers speed a cure for Parkinson’s. When you give, 100 percent of Team Fox proceeds go straight to Fox Foundation research programs.

If you are interested in learning more about Parkinson’s, or how you can help make a difference with your donation, please visit michaeljfox.org.

Thank you for visiting my page and reading about my journey.
Janice

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