Dennis J. Freund
Dennis J. Freund from Plover, WI
Nominated by his wife Nancy S. Freund
Dennis is my husband (41 years and counting) and hero. He is Big-D to his 5 granddaughters, Dad to his daughters and friend to so many. In September of 2006, at the age of 63, he was diagnosed with PD. It was, as it is for most, I'm sure, devastating news. It's how Denny has handled his life since that time that makes him so special.
His positive attitude continues to amaze me. Even though, it is very difficult for him, he works out 3 days a week, race walks, and just earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do. His heart is so good. He reaches out to those who have PD and other afflictions and always encourages them to be their very best. He truly has an indomitable spirit and remains hopeful for the future. As he says, "I have Parkinson’s, It doesn't have me." I guess this is my love story about my superstar.