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Andreas Bosch

Over the years, I had had my share of bruises, broken bones, stitches and knee surgeries. I break, I heal and get back on the horse.

Well I was thrown a curve ball three years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, a chronic degenerative neurological disorder whose symptoms typically progress from mild tremors to complete physical incapacitation.

Since then, I have learned that we really don't know much about the disease, there are no treatments to 'fix' it, there are some medications that can be taken to treat the symptoms (with side affects) & there are brain surgeries to lessen the tremors (I can wait on that).

They say the 'best' thing I can do is exercise, this will buy 'time'.

For myself, other than the shock of the diagnosis, to-date it has not affected my life dramatically, yet...
Emotionally, I'll admit it, I get can get bumb'd-out about it sometimes, but I continue to be me, I mountain-bike, ski, play Misfits softball, go to work, and try be good husband/dad/friend.

Physically, so far it is mostly subtly affecting my left hand, I am now a worse typist, and not great at dialing with the left hand. I have rigidity on my left arm when walking and have started dragging/stumbling my left leg/foot... no big deal.

What's next...

I did some research & found that great organization to raise Parkinson's Disease awareness and raise monies for additional research is the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

There are a lot of poorly managed charities out there that 'waste' our money, this isn't one of them, these are the good guys.

It is a highly rated and well run charity, over 89% of the percentage of its cash budget it spends on Programs relative to Overhead , for reference (www.charitynavigator.org or www.charitywatch.org)


An estimated five million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease — the second most common brain disease. In the United States, 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease…yet.

That’s why I’m riding in the 2017 Tour de Fox Series.

In cycling events across the United States and Canada, the Tour de Fox Series will unite the Parkinson’s community in support of a cure. I’m registered to participate in the Tour de Fox Wine Country Ride on August 26, 2017 in Santa Rosa, CA.

Your gift will make a real difference: Tour de Fox proceeds will go directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s high-impact research programs. 10% of Wine Country proceeds will stay locally in Santa Rosa to benefit the GOALS Foundation, helping special needs adults and children through the sport of soccer.

Please consider making a donation today!

Thank you... Andreas

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