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In Loving Memory Of My Daddy - Alex Perez

Michael Perez

Michael Perez

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.


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,

Mikey <3

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Thank you for your support! - Michael

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