Living Well, Running Hard

Living Well, Running Hard

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In 1983, John Ball was almost at a midpoint in his lifea€”a time to assess the first half before he carried on with the second. It was then that he had to deal with the diagnosis of Parkinsona€™s disease, just before he turned forty years old. In this memoir, Ball narrates his story of how he has lived with Parkinsona€™s disease and how he has worked to create a better life for others struggling with difficult diagnoses and debilitating diseases. Living Well, Running Hard offers insight into Balla€™s growth from isolation into a leadership role in the Parkinsona€™s community. His long struggle to understand the disease provides an in-depth look at the complexities of Parkinsona€™s. Ball tells how his transition was triggered by a childhood desire to run a marathon and how his love of running, his desire to take action, and his willingness to take on challenges come together in the formation of Team Parkinson. In spite of his diagnosis, Ball has continued to run the Los Angeles Marathon each of the last fifteen years. Intimate and inspiring, Living Well, Running Hard communicates one mana€™s story of perseverance and triumph.We have to learn to accept help when we need it and give help when we can. The advent of the World Wide Web has significantly changed the way patients can help one another and work together. Support groups are fine for some peopleanbsp;...

Title:Living Well, Running Hard
Author:John Ball
Publisher:iUniverse - 2011-07-20


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