Walking By Faith . . .But Tripping Often
It used to be difficult for me to say- I have Parkinson's Disease. I spent a lot of time and energy trying to hide the reality of the effects that PD has on my daily life and on the lives of the people closest to me. I diligently scrambled to seem like I had it all together and I had everything covered. The truth is that there are many times when I do not have anything together and I do not have anything covered. There are times when I am physically incapable of even moving my body in a "normal way"; then it forces those around me to do twice as much. Thankfully, there are still times when you would never even know that something is wrong with me- those are the times that I rely on to keep me going! This Summer I found myself in numerous situations where I was humbled. Instead of successfully hiding my inabilities, I had to admit them, explain them, and ask for help because of them. I was mortified because my pride was taken. But then I realized what was given to me. I was given the opportunity to connect and reconnect with so many people on a deeper level. I was given the gift of this expanded support system of incredible people. God has been blessing me with people all throughout this journey and He just continues to do that!
I am registered for A Walk to Stamp Out Parkinson's 2018, benefiting The Parkinson Council on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at The Philadelphia Zoo! This will be my third time participating in this event and I am even more blessed by the people that support me and help make my life what it is. I am so grateful for that!
There are various ways to support in this event. You can:
* Walk with me and Team Gina Beans (the green “Join Gina’s Team” link on the right)
* Support the fundraising (the blue “Donate Now” link on the right)
* Pray for me, the walk, and the work that is done through that
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