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Backpacking For Parkinson's

Organized by: Vince Vincent

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EVENT DATE Apr 15, 2016


In 2011 I was officially diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. A few years later I was crippled and in need of hospice care. I went from stage 1 to stage 3 Parkinson’s within no time at all. With only months to live, I started researching new and experimental treatments for my condition and found DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation). An evasive surgery that entailed putting electrodes into my drain and controlling them with computers installed in my chest, (see pictures). Two months after my operation and extensive therapy for my legs, I put on a 85lb backpack and walked from San Diego to the Oregon border,( See Video) on a one man Backpacking For Parkinson’s media awareness campaign. I now have the opportunity to go to Thailand a do the same thing, but I need financial help. My hope is to raise $7,000 to fund my new adventure. I will download pictures to F.B. and keep everybody apprised. Thank you in advance. Vince Vincent



0% Raised of $7,000 Goal

  • Sandy Skorupski


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Sandy Skorupski

Sandy Skorupski

DONATION: $22.50

2 years ago

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