As I have known about Parkinson’s disease for all my life, I really want to support Parkinson's Europe work
A long walk for Parkinson's Europe and for my dad!
My dad Branko has had Parkinson’s disease for more than 30 years now. He has been really active on Parkinson's Europe Board and in the Slovenian association for people with Parkinson’s Trepetlika until 2015.
He has been under Duodopa treatment for about seven years, but at the beginning of 2015 his Parkinson’s got really bad. This year he was also diagnosed with frontal brain tumour, and he had to stay in hospital for five months. Luckily his tumour was benign, but he was one of the rare patients in Slovenia who had a tumour and Parkinson’s disease.
As there were some complications before his operation, my father could not walk for a few months. He has now regained his ability to walk thanks to the hard work of occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
So, as I have known about Parkinson’s disease for all my life and I have been involved in the activities of Parkinson's Europe as a volunteer for quite a long time, I really want to support Parkinson's Europe work.
I have my own family now: my husband Janez and my son Gal, who is now 11 months old. We are all still supporting my mum and dad coping with dad’s condition.
This is why we decided to do a Challenge to support Parkinson's Europe: we will all walk together for 10km, as a family with Parkinson’s disease. You can donate to help Parkinson's Europe on our Betternow fundraising page.