Warrior Success Stories
Hometown: West Roxbury, MA
Age Diagnosed with Parkinson’s: 55
P4P Warrior Beth Negri
What are your symptoms?
Weakness on my right side
Loss of balance
How did you hear about Punches 4 Parkinson’s (P4P)?
Through a good friend who’s son is a Boston FireFighter with Lieutenant Ryan Roach.
How important do you feel it is to stay physically active while living with Parkinson’s?
Extremely important. If I miss a couple days of not exercising I can feel it in my body
How has training with P4P impacted your symptoms?
I feel it has helped to keep my symptoms from escalating at a faster rate. It has helped my balance, coordination and strength.
Have you ever boxed before P4P?
I have not
Besides for training your body, how else does the organization support you?
There is always lots of information put out there, events to help raise money and awareness. Most importantly I have a whole network of supporters and new friends who have dedicated themselves to fighting PD.
What does the organization mean to you, and how has it impacted your life?
I feel like I can beat this crazy disease. I’m also not alone, which is really important for my mental health.
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Eric believes it is one of the most important things to stay active while living with Parkinson’s! It helps him emotionally and physically. I would recommend anyone diagnosed to start early.
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I find myself encouraging others with PD I’ve either met or heard about to do this or some form of regular exercise.
Meet P4P Warrior Charles Imbracsio
I feel great after a session and look forward to the next. It has helped in my mind and body.