Fighting Parkinson’s, and Tony C. is one year symptom free!!!

Wow, Tony! One year symptom free. This is monumental. Congratulations!!! One year ago today I posted Fighting Parkinson’s, and Tony C. is symptom free!!! For the last year, Tony has continued to inspire us by periodically commenting on blog posts I have written.

CONGRATULATIONS, TONY! One year symptom free, cured of Parkinson’s. That is absolutely wonderful!!!

Tony and I have remained good friends and are in regular contact. For added inspiration, I want to share with you some of what Tony has been up to over this last year besides periodically posting helpful comments on the blog and cheering all of you on in your recoveries.

Pre-Parkinson’s, Tony was a world class natural champion bodybuilder, model for men’s fashions, and a dancer. He also was a personal trainer and assisted many people with bodybuilding, healthy eating, and weight control.

Over this last year, Tony has resumed bodybuilding and has been assisting others attain championship status as he once held. He has resumed modeling men’s fashions and was at Fashion Week this year, and he has continued dancing. As you can see, he was able to go back to the professions he had before Parkinson’s, but was able to approach them from a joyful dopamine-filled perspective rather than from a stressful, fearful adrenaline-filled perspective.

I have said many times that I stopped doing the physical part of the Recipe after my full recovery, but that the mental and spiritual lessons learned became how I live my life. I am pleased to say that I have seen the same with Tony. Here is the Thanksgiving 2017 message he posted on Facebook five months after his full recovery:

“What I’m Thankful for This Thanksgiving.
Every year on Thanksgiving I write about all the things we should be thankful for but this Thanksgiving is personally special to me because I’m thankful for a second chance at life. This time last year I could barely sit at the dinner table. I remember being so stiff I couldn’t even get the fork to my mouth to eat. I wondered what would become of me and where I would be this time next year. All throughout my journey I never gave up on myself I always believed that the mind can cure anything and that God loved me very much. I’m happy to say a year later I can move around freely and I can do all the things I use to do. Thanksgiving is so much more than Turkeys and stuffing it’s about being thankful for what we have and to never take what we have for granted and most of all to be thankful of who we are and to love ourselves unconditionally for the greatest love of all is the love we have to give. Happy Thanksgiving Love Tony.”

So, my friend Tony, here we are, all of us inspired by you and your recovery. Thank you for not giving up on yourself, and thank you for sharing your life and your story so freely with all of us. Love and blessings to you, brother.


Who’s next? What are you waiting for? Grab onto the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® and let it be the road map to your recovery.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


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26 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and Tony C. is one year symptom free!!!

  1. Tery and Werni says:

    Dear Tony

    Congratulations! You made it , you are inspiring us to follow your path, thank you!
    Not to forget Howard, he is our supporter and reminder, thank you too!!

  2. Tony says:

    Thanks for this wonderful tribute Howard!
    All I can say is you are absolutely correct on everything you say about Parkinson’s. I know for a fact it is a disease of thought..what I mean is it’s not something you can physically see like cancer, strokes, heart disease etc. It is a disease of thought; it wasn’t until I started to see myself healthy and happy that my physical symptoms diminished. Doing the physical part of the recipe is great but it is a must to do the mental and spiritual as well.

    Do not wake up every morning searching Parkinson’s on the internet, stop looking and reading about Parkinson’s. The doctors are mistaken and if you follow their advice you will have Parkinson’s for the rest of your life and you will only get worse.

    Yes it is scary, yes it is painful, it’s hard to move in bed, it’s hard to dress, to eat, to think, to smile, to walk, to talk, I know, trust me, but do not lose your faith in God. Instead, see yourself free and happy, I learned that the mind controls the body and this goes for every situation.

    Friends your recovery is not on its way, it is HERE! Believe and let go of the fear and doubt. You are the same person you have always been. Stop worrying about being perfect, only God is perfect, not us. Be foolish, be carefree, be a little sloppy from time to time. Let go of all the things that brought you Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s will let go of you! Much Love to you Howard and all the warriors!

    • Paul says:

      With tears in my eyes I’m feeling very very grateful for your post

    • Berni says:

      Thank you so much for this post, like Paul, I cried when I read it. You are an inspiration. Enjoy your ‘new’ life. You deserve it!

      Berni x

    • Karen and Don in Texas says:

      Thanks, Tony! I thank you for sharing your life and experiences. I find it most strengthening! I appreciate each word of your sage advice! The sentence that resonates the most with me is: “Let go of all the things that brought you Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s will let go of you!”
      Karen xx

    • Chuck R says:

      Congratulations, Tony!
      Your words are so powerful and encouraging to me. I’m going to read them every day until I reach my full recovery.

      Love and blessings

    • Helen Gill says:

      Dear Tony how fabulous you are you again. You have life back. We sometimes in life get so far off the track then we are guided back to ourselves through healing and loving our self. What a wonderful journey when you come out the other side and have huge gratitude for living, love of life, self and others. We have a master guide in Howard and The Divine. God. We will all get there . Love Helen

  3. Susana L says:

    Congratulations Tony! I am grateful to read the beautiful words you have written! And Congratulations to you Howard for you always continuing to inspire! Love to you both and to all!! XXXXX

  4. Thank you Tony…thank you Howard…for the inspiration…for the clarity…for the leadership and support. I am so very grateful!

  5. Stacie R. says:

    Howard, thank you for this post. Although I intellectually know that a number of people have recovered, it is extremely encouraging to read true life accounts of what people have experienced and are experiencing. I knew of Tony’s journey but I didn’t realize he has been symptom free for a year. That is truly amazing! It is a gift.
    Howard asked, “who will be next?” It will be my husband, Chuck ( who has been fighting this fight for four years). He amazes and inspires me! I see the daily struggles but bigger than that I see the fight. I see my husband leave the house and go to work everyday, still working full time. Chuck has a VERY STRONG will. We talk about the fun things we want to do when he is recovered like taking private dance lessons , roller skating and traveling. Chuck has done magic shows (with me as his assistant) at the Ronald McDonald house and he’s an amazing balloon artist. The day will come when he and I revisit this.
    Chuck’s journey of receiving coaching from Howard weekly, following the drug free recipe for recovery, and learning to live beyond the symptoms is leading Chuck to his full recovery one step at a time.

    Howard is right…Each and every one of you is worth it.

    Thank You Howard for what you do!


    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Stacie I love your faith and conviction in Chuck’s recovery. Your love and support must be massive and empowering to him. Fabulous to read. :-). You ROCK as much as your husband. xx

  6. Dave M says:

    Happy anniversary Tony and Howard. Thanks for being such inspirations and examples for all of us.

  7. Rick Deno says:

    Congratulations Tony. Howard and you are my heroes, my role models and cheer leaders for all of us warriors.
    Thank you!

  8. Gina says:

    Congratulations Tony!!

  9. Karen and Don in Texas says:

    Thanks so much, Howard! Happy anniversary, Tony! You are truly an inspiration to all of us! This blog is a huge blessing and it is a miracle to receive the insights and blessings contained in each sentence.

    All of God’s blessings, love, and hugs to all,

  10. B says:

    Congratulations Tony and indeed congratulations to Howard for guiding you to the finish line. You are, together with the other recoverees an inspiration to the rest of us following the same path.

    Love to all.

  11. Veronica Urquhart says:

    Congratulations Tony. Whoohoo!!!! I wondered what happened to you. You inspires us all with your story because most stories we hear from the world around us are negative. It takes all our awareness to stay focused on the Higher power than the worldly view. I am thrilled for you and your return to your career. You deserve all the blessings God has for you. Thank you Howard for sharing Tony’s good news.

    Love Veronica 🌱🌺

  12. tu says:

    Congratulations Tony. Thanks to you and Howard for both of your very truthful and helpful and wise advice. It gives me more confidence that we will recover and Parkinson’s is only a thought disease. You both are my heroes, my role models and cheer leaders for all of us warriors.
    Thank you!

  13. Melanie S says:

    I am so glad for you Tony. And we’re all waiting in the queue right behind you!
    Thanks Howard and Tony

  14. Karen in Ireland says:

    Hi Tony, congratulations on your 1st anniversary. You ROCK old friend. I miss your weekly wisdom on here but am joyous for you that your life is so full that you are not here every week. :-) I love the certainty in your words in your post, very powerful. Thank you.
    Congratulations to you too Howard, you so deserve the glory too.
    Big love to all warriors
    Karen xx

  15. Marie says:

    YAY, Tony!! Congratulations on the one year anniversary of your full recovery, and of being able to return to the life you were living before Parkinson’s, but in a new and balanced way. That is so wonderful.
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful and inspiring words. They are so absolutely true and everyone who reads them will get a boost in their own confidence that they too can recover.
    Sending love to you~
    (Another grateful, Parkinson’s free person who left symptoms behind by following the Recipe for Recovery)

  16. Russ and Rita says:

    Dear Tony,

    Like all your other well wishers Russ and I are very happy for your hard-won recovery. You gave it the same all-out effort you gave your body-building career.

    What stands out for me is that you were able to return to doing all the things you love and did before the Parkinson’s. You and all the others who have healed show the way for all of us-bright lights in a dark world.

    Rita and Russ

  17. Caroline says:

    I’m so pleased for Tony that he’s been symptom free for a year. Congratulations! What an amazing recovery! I’ve found his comments really inspiring as I’ve done the Recipe this year. It can be done! Thank you so much Tony for taking the trouble to write about your experience, it means a lot.
    Thanks also to Howard for your wise guidance and dedication. Your coaching is helping me so much as I work through the Recipe in my first year since diagnosis. I look forward to my own recovery😊
    With love to all
    Caroline x

  18. Yusuf says:

    Congratulations Tony, this is the end of perseverance and faith. I drink two pills a day. Turtle walking continues. I wish all parkinson warriors to succeed.

  19. Lori Christian says:

    Tony, it is great to hear your blog post! It is wonderful hearing from Howard every week
    and his book is terrific!! My husband Rick is doing the recipe for the past 5 months and
    he really appreciated your post this week!! The more the other healed warriors can
    write along with Howard, the more beneficial it is to the working warriors doing the
    recipe! So I encourage you who have healed with the recipe to write all that you can
    as Howard has, because it is very inspiring!!

  20. sue from SF Bay area says:

    Hi Tony & Howard – i’m a bit late and here I am, congratulations to you both. Your message & sharing give me renewed hope. It definitely is a tricky disease and so isd the recovery so your messages are truly inspiring.
    Thank you so much and it is . back to doing the Recipe consistently . with challenges and all
    Hugs and blessings – sue

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