Fighting Parkinson’s, and Happy Mother’s Day

In my fight against Parkinson’s, I was inspired by my mother’s 24-year battle with the disease, and I was bolstered by my children’s mother, my wife Sally. Happy Mother’s Day to you, Mom, and to you, Sally, and to everybody who is a mother…you are a special group and are celebrated!

Regarding my mother, the memories that stick in my mind include a woman who was meant to be a mom. You loved us all and put us first…and memories of family dinners, and holidays, and long talks while playing scrabble…and the way the room lit up when you walked in…those are some of my memories. And your infectious laugh. The way that you would start laughing, to the point of tears, in the middle of telling a funny story, because you already knew what was so funny about it, and it would cause us to start laughing without even having heard the rest of the story. And, or course, the inspiration you were to me in helping me fight this disease and win. I love you, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

Regarding my wife, I am at a loss for words. Sally, there is us, no me, no you, just us…always has been, always will be…just being….Our children and I are blessed, and I am grateful for you. We fought this disease together, and we won. Happy Mother’s Day. I love you!

To all of you, Happy Mother’s Day!

All my best,



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2 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and Happy Mother’s Day

  1. And happy Mothers’ Day to you, too, Howard…. for being a son and husband who so fully and tenderly sees. expresses and shares what these wonderful women mean to you. Your words brought tears to my eyes.

  2. bhavna says:

    happy mothers day to the special lady sally and all the friends in this blog

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