It is humbling
To be constantly called “inspirational” is truly humbling. I want to encourage others with Parkinson’s to keep on going, to join in with our activities, to stay well, to share their experiences, their struggles, their frustrations and their triumphs. I want those people who work and live alongside us to hold hands and walk with us. I want PwPs to fight with courage for better services for us all. The end game isn’t clear, but there’s so much to struggle for on the way. Thank you to my family and friends who sustain my courage, never let me fall, no matter the tears and the moments of despair – and there are some. That I can hold out a helping hand to fellow PwPs and can be a bridge between us and those from “the outside” is perhaps the thing that motivates me the most. Thank you for expressing your confidence in me.