John Ball, national co-chair of Team Parkinson, has written an intimate and inspiring story of his life with Parkinson's disease.
His chronicle, Living Well, Running Hard: Lessons Learned from Living with Parkinson's Disease, is focused on growth and achievement, and the tools required to live life to the fullest. He offers insights into his personal strategies for coping with the disease, and invites the reader to join him on exploits that would challenge even the healthiest individuals.
His long struggle to understand the disease provides the reader with an in-depth look at the complexities of Parkinson's, as well as clear and concise explanations of many current treatment strategies. A life-long ambition to run a marathon becomes the driving force behind his transition from isolation to leadership in the patient community. His love of running, his desire to take action, and his willingness to take on big challenges come together in the formation of Team Parkinson, an official charity of the City of Los Angeles Marathon.
In spite of his Parkinson's condition, Ball has more than a dozen marathons to his credit, and has run the LA Marathon each of the last ten years. In that time, Ball and his teammates have raised over half a million dollars for research toward a cure.
A portion of all profits from the sales of this book will be dedicated to Team Parkinson.
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