My latest adventure - May/ June 2017
I will be walking again with my wife Corrie, across Switzerland from The Swiss-Austrian border to the French border beyond Geneva. We will then travel back around the southern side of Lake Lemani to Villeneuve, and then south through the Great St Bernard Pass in the Alps, across the Italian border through to Aosta in Italy. We should be walking for around 6 weeks.
I am in the early stages of Parkinson’s (five years since diagnosis). My symptoms include a decline in muscle movement; occasional muscle spasm and internal trembling of the left side of my body and mouth; intermittent external trembling of my left arm; restless arms and legs; decreased facial expressions; an abnormally high production of phlegm; tiredness; and lower voice intonation. These symptoms have mostly remained unchanged since diagnosis.
This walk is about showcasing that life doesn't end with Parkinson's, in my case it has given me a kick-start to live a rich life and working towards the best possible outcome.
Along our journey we will be raising funds for much needed research. Please help support us by donating here to Shake It Up Australia Foundation. Thank you!