James White from Candor, NY
Nominated by Michele Kohan
I would like nominate my uncle, James White for the courage and strength he has shown since his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease a few years ago. I follow Jim's posts on Facebook and not a day goes by that he does not touch me and each and every one of his FB friends with his humor, faith and insight. His stories of what it is like to live with Parkinson's, the challenges he faces daily, and the way he has managed to adjust his daily routines to accommodate the presence of Parkinson's in his life are heartwarming and uplifting. What Jim has shown me is that even as he faces the uncertainty of the path of this disease, he has chosen to live his life to the fullest, as well as going 100 steps further by blessing all of us by increasing our awareness of Parkinson's disease.