After 16 long years my father lost his battle with Parkinson's disease on August 30th due to a heart attack at the young age of 65.
Words can't begin describe the pain it brings me knowing that I won't ever be able to go fishing with him anymore, talk about our love for cars, take a ride in his VW van, or just give him a hug and tell him I love him.
Parkinson's sucks. Period. It is an extraordinarily cruel, unfair disease that caused my father immeasurable pain and suffering. No one should ever have to watch a loved one deteriorate before their eyes like my family did.
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However, while his PD symptoms had rapidly worsened over the past six months, he never stopped fighting, never stopped doing the things he loved, never complained, and never stopped putting on a brave face for his family.
Dad I love and miss you more than words can describe and I promise to make you proud. Not only were you a great father and husband, you were my HERO and will always be. Hope the fishing is better in heaven, I know you're slaying it up there.
Love your little man,
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Thank you for your support! - Michael