Warrior Success Stories

Noelle Connolly boxing

Hometown: West Roxbury, MA

Home Gym: DTS

“After 5 months of participating in P4P my neurologist and physical therapist have seen major improvement neurologically and physically.”

P4P Warrior Noelle Connolly

What are your symptoms?

I experience a number of different symptoms such as pins and needles, fatigue, brain fog, nerve pain, balance issues, drop foot, heat sensitivity, and severe spasticity just to name a few.

How did you hear about Punches 4 Parkinson’s (P4P)?

I found out about Punch 4 Parkinson’s by driving by a car wrapped in the Punch 4 Parkinson’s Logo.

How important do you feel it is to stay physically active while living with Parkinson’s?

I think it is incredibly important to exercise and stay active while coping with a chronic illness. It helps both physically and mentally. I believe you can always get stronger even if it takes time and effort.

How has training with P4P impacted your symptoms?

P4P has helped improve my strength, balance, walking speed and overall well-being. After 5 months of participating in P4P my neurologist and physical therapist have seen major improvement neurologically and physically.

Have you ever boxed before P4P?

No I have never boxed before P4P.

Besides for training your body, how else does the organization support you?

This organization has provided me with a second family and a place where I am listened to and can always call upon when needed.

What does the organization mean to you, and how has it impacted your life?

Over the last five months I have reconnected with myself both physically and mentally! I have started to trust my body again and am able to acknowledge how strong I am. P4P has changed my life and has helped me to see the light at the end of the tunnel and have hope again. It has given me an opportunity to fight SPMS on my terms and to ROCK IT!

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