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Welcome to the fundraising page of Missy Perez!

Missy Perez

Missy Perez

In 2005, my sweet dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease - a debilitating, horrendous chronic disorder without a cure. For 16 years, he battled PD without complaint, doing everything he possibly could to take care of my mom, myself and my three older siblings despite his daily struggle and suffering.

Just a bit over a week ago, I relocated home to Florida to be closer to him, totally unaware that just two days later, on August 25th, my mom and I would return home from running errands to find he had suffered a fatal sudden cardiac arrest.

On Monday, August 30th, we officially said goodbye.

Dad, you are my superhero and my best friend. I'm hurting so badly, but I am eternally grateful for the 28 years of wonderful memories I had with you. Every barista coffee you made me, every time you biked alongside me as I ran, every snook we caught off the dock. You made me laugh till I cried all the way up until the end.

I love you - and will love you - with every single piece of my heart, even the huge chunk of it you took when you left us. It's been the greatest honor of my life to call myself your little girl.

While we're absolutely devastated here on earth, there's a sense of comfort knowing that you're no longer suffering from PD.

This year, as I did last year, I'll be participating in The Michael J. Fox Foundation's (MJFF) Virtual 5K/10K.

More than 6 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) — a chronic neurodegenerative disorder. There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease. As the world’s largest nonprofit funder of PD research, MJFF is working to change this. MJFF is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.

Your gift will make a real difference: 100 percent of Virtual 5K/10K proceeds will go directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s high-impact research programs.

Help me move a cure for Parkinson's disease over the finish line by making a donation today.

Thank you for your support!

-Missy

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Love you Missy! From one daddy’s girl to another, cheers to an incredible man! Celebrating your pops and hoping to help with Parkinson’s research efforts ❤️
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