Many of you will know Sally as a co-owner of Lichfield Dolphins Swim School. We are raising money this year for her husband, Neil, who has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
Here is Neil's story in his own words . . . .
My name is Neil McDonald. I am 55 years old and an electronics engineer by profession. My first indication that something was wrong was when my left arm started having tremors 2 years ago. After tests it was confirmed I had Parkinson's Disease. Here are a few things that affect my life: my arm still trembles uncontrollably; I have to concentrate on placing my feet when walking and while doing this my left arm freezes unless I also concentrate on it; swimming has become very difficult I can only concentrate on one pair of limbs at a time so arms and no legs or legs and no arms; I can still cycle but feel more tired at the end of ride; shoe lace tying is proving more of a challenge and is done slowly. I have always had a positive outlook on life so I have taken my condition as a challenge to be overcome.
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