World Parkinson’s Day Quotes and Messages…
Every year on April 11th, World Parkinson’s Day raises awareness for this progressive nervous system disorder. It’s also a day to help the general public understand the reality of this disease for those who have it.
According to recent statistics from the Parkinson’s Foundation, over 10 million people in the world have this disease. This neurodegenerative disorder occurs when neurons in the brain break down or die. When these nerve cells die, it reduces dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that sends messages from one nerve cell to another. Low dopamine levels cause abnormal brain activity, which results in impaired movement. This is why tremors are usually the first symptom of Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive condition for which there is no cure. However, there are treatment options that can help to manage the symptoms.
This day brings focus on the challenges of people suffering from this disease and reminds everyone to support them. Share the inspiring World Parkinson’s Day messages and wishes with everyone around.
World Parkinson’s Day Quotes and Messages
“Perhaps I am stronger than I think.” Thomas Merton“
Let us make the most of this day by learning something more about this challenging condition.
People fighting this nervous system disorder are looking for our support and understanding.
“We may each have our own individual Parkinson’s, but we all share one thing in common. Hope” Michael J. Fox
“Do not confuse my bad days as a sign of weakness. Those are actually the days I’m fighting my hardest.”Anonymous
“My way of dealing with Parkinson’s is to keep myself busy and ensure my mind is always occupied.” David Riley
With Parkinson’s, exercise is better than taking a bottle of pills. If you don’t do anything you’ll just stagnate.” Brian Lambert
“With Parkinson’s you have two choices: You can let it control you, or you can control it. And I’ve chosen to control it.” US Senator Isakson
“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about.” Anonymous
It is not easy to live life with Parkinson’s and those who are living it, we must always stand with them, for them. Happy World Parkinson’s Day.
“We aren’t victims, we are strong, amazing people who just happen to have a crummy disease, and we want a cure to that disease” Kate Matheson
Warm wishes on the occasion of World Parkinson’s Day to all. This day always reminds of the challenging lives of the people who are living with this disease.
“Instead of fighting with Parkinson’s and it’s debilitating symptoms, patients, and their families are better served to find new ways to live a full life.” Amy Donaldson
On the occasion of World Parkinson’s Day, let us join hands to offer our support to the ones who are fighting this battle. Warm greetings to all.
“I often say now I don’t have any choice whether or not I have Parkinson’s, but surrounding that non-choice is a million other choices that I can make.” Michael J. Fox
Warm wishes on the occasion of World Parkinson’s Day to everyone. This day reminds us that people suffering with this nervous disorder need our help.
“With the support of my family and friends, I will meet this challenge with the same determination and unwavering intensity that I have displayed in all of my endeavors in life.” Kirk Gibson
The occasion of World Parkinson’s Day is a reminder to all that people with this disease are living a very tough life. Wishing a very Happy World Parkinson’s Day to everyone.
“The Heart of a Warrior: Persistence in the face of adversity; courage to face the unknown; purposeful intent to live wholeheartedly; courageous exploration of one’s weaknesses and strengths within the context of personal integration and consistent evolution toward personal growth.” Barbara Seelig
“How do we wrestle with this beast? Living with an incurable disease like Parkinson’s is very different from living with a terminal illness. This is a disease you’re going to live with for a very long time. You really have to make peace with it.” Connie Carpenter-Phinney
“The first thing I read after being diagnosed on the internet was Parkinson’s attacks the mind, body and the spirit. There is one thing that treats all three and that’s hope. That’s very true, you have to live with hope.” Gordon Adai
“When a friend or family member is diagnosed with Parkinson’s, there are many battles that need to be tackled. Most importantly, support, love and understanding are imperative for the sufferer, the carer and the families…. Do a lot of encouraging and try your hardest to continue on in a normal way.” Gabriella Rogers
“Awake each morning: Each new day renews our life, our contract to keep living. Strive to live-forward, and always remember that we’re still in the driver’s seat of our world. Live decisively even as we accept the problems from Parkinson’s.” Frank C. Church
“Each day we wear a cape on our back labeled with the letters PD (Parkinson’s Disease). Each day we bring a positive reaction to handle our symptoms, I am convinced we begin to fade those letters; we begin to gain control of our symptoms.” Frank C. Church
“We must believe we have all the ingredients available to overcome the challenges in our lives. We must accept that obstacles may exist; but like any speed breaker, the road of life will (hopefully) smooth out just ahead. We must understand that our lives can remain full while we deal with adversity; remember the sun usually follows the summer’s afternoon thunderstorm.” Frank C. Church
“For everything this disease has taken, something with greater value has been given–sometimes just a marker that points me in a new direction that I might not otherwise have traveled. So, sure, it may be one step forward and two steps back, but after a time with Parkinson’s, I’ve learned that what is important is making that one step count; always looking up.” Michael J. Fox
“I’m going to be totally honest with you. Dealing with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s is not easy and there is no one, single technique that will ease the pain and no magic pill that will miraculously enable you to cope with it. However … I sincerely hope that you are able to come to terms with the diagnosis and perhaps even come to view it as a positive life-changing experience.” John Baxter
“There’s an idea I came across a few years ago that I love. My happiness grows in direct proportion [to] my acceptance and in inverse proportion to my expectations. That’s the key for me. If I can accept the truth of ‘This is what I’m facing — not what can I expect but what I am experiencing now’ — then I have all this freedom to do other things.” Michael J. Fox
“The longer I had the disease and was moving around the planet, I realized people were just waiting for this ethereal cure to happen….And I fairly quickly realized that waiting was too passive. If you’re waiting, you’re just declining and not taking charge of your own well-being….We wanted to empower them not to wait for a cure that might or might not come, but to embrace their disease and live better.” Davis Phinney
“Speak quietly to yourself & promise there will be better days. whisper gently to yourself and provide assurance that you really are extending your best effort. console your bruised and tender spirit with reminders of many other successes. offer comfort in practical and tangible ways – as if you were encouraging your dearest friend. recognize that on certain days the greatest grace is that the day is over and you get to close your eyes. tomorrow comes more brightly…” Mary Anne Radmacher