PMD Alliance Ambassadors

No Stopping Us!

“We are all in this together; the struggles of others are not theirs solely to bear.”

Who are Ambassadors?

Ambassadors are unstoppable advocates and hard-nosed truth tellers—key stakeholders committed to broadening impact and spreading the word about living well with a diagnosis. Their matchless insights are often living proof of what works.

What do they do?

Ambassadors draw on their unique gifts and talents to share resources, tips and tricks throughout local and regional communities. By engaging people in our programs and services, they help communicate the PMD Alliance philosophy:

  1. People are not defined by their diagnosis.
  2. Learning is a team sport.
  3. Enthusiasm is our driving force.

Be an Ambassador

Our Ambassadors are a handpicked crew of volunteers who demonstrate supportive energy, shared values and active engagement. Interested in being one? Let’s do it! Send us an email to kick off the conversation.

Find an Ambassador

Our Ambassadors are happy to connect. Click on their name to send them an email. Each Ambassador brings their own perspective to their corner of the country, but all share the same defining vision: Proving the doubters and the naysayers wrong. They can and do raise their hands to set up and make an impact in lives. Together, let’s raise a movement that builds community.

New Port Richey, FL

“Whatever happens at all happens as it should; you will find this true, if you watch narrowly.”
Marcus Aurelius

Oro Valley, AZ

“We may not be able to change the stressors in our lives, but we can change our reaction or response to them.”

Santa Fe, NM

“My sweet son-in-law observed that I treat Parkinson’s like a project, not an affliction; it’s helpful to think about it that way, because it reminds me that I do have some control. I like to think of Parkinson’s as a project, not an affliction; this reminds me that with focus, attention, and work, I do have a fair measure of control.”

Nacogdoches, (E.) TX

“Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Las Cruces, NM

“I have always welcomed challenges in my life, and while I didn’t choose the challenge of living with Parkinson’s – and it may just be my most difficult challenge – I’m committing to meet it head on with courage and a positive attitude.”

Tucson, AZ

“Learn from yesterday -live for today and hope for tomorrow.”
Albert Einstein

Sun City, AZ

“Believe that you are unique and never underestimate yourself – stay passionate, stay involved, and stay in control.”

Tucson, AZ

“I continue to keep a gratitude journal. It was given to us by a drug rep. Three years ago and is nearly full now.”

Odessa, FL

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
Helen Keller

San Diego, CA

“At any given moment, you have the power to say ‘this is not how my story will end’.”
Unknown

Willingboro, NJ

“Rejoice regarding what you CAN do and move on.”

Mesa, AZ

“When you’ve exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.”
Thomas Edison

Pasadena, CA

“Resilience is continuing to thrive and grow in the face of life’s challenges.”

Gilbert, AZ

“We are stronger in the places we have been broken.”
Ernest Hemingway

Albuquerque, AZ

“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip Toe if you must, but take a step.”
Naeem Callaway

Rio Rancho, NM

“One day after my brain surgery and after so much painful nights and days I came up with a new look on life. “ Every day is a new day” that is my new look on life with PD.”

San Diego, CA

“Being part of a community provides one of the greatest opportunities for living life to the fullest.”

Isleboro, ME

“My brother-in-law Richard Gabriel’s life ended 9/11 at the Pentagon. His loss is underwriting my 22 trips across the country to the Nilotinib Clinical Trial at Georgetown University. He joins me and my sister in the fight for an answer to PD.”

Albuquerque, NM

“We may not be able to change the stressors in our lives, but we can change our reaction or response to them.”

Nancy and Harold together smiling

Oro Valley, AZ

“Never let Parkinson’s Disease define you. Let you define you, PD is just a small element of my entirety.”
And “Success is usually failure, plus a little more effort.”

Mission Viejo, CA

“I have met so many courageous and inspiring people through Parkinson’s – some with PD, some who are care partners, and some who just care. They have all made a difference to me.”

Douglas, AZ

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind, Always.”
Anonymous

Dunkirk, MD

“I don’t have any choice whether or not I have Parkinson’s, but surrounding that non-choice is a million other choices that I can make.”
Michael J. Fox

Bellflower, CA

“Carpe Diem”

Phoenix, AZ

“Parkinson’s is only a word, not a sentence“.

Yuma, AZ

“Bev – Parkinson’s makes you walk funny, talk funny, and look funny so you might as well laugh about it. Besides laughter is good medicine.
Sal: Parkinson’s affects the whole family, so treat everyone as you would like to be treated yourself…with respect!””

Watauga, TX (Ft Worth)

“Parkinson’s has given my life a new mission to help ensure each person with Parkinson’s has the best of caregivers. Teaching resilience over strength can be a game changer.”

Rio Rancho, NM

“Never let the things you cannot do prevent you from doing the things you can.”
Coach John Wooden

Tucson, AZ

“Sternum Up! (BOA) BREATHE & OVERARTICULATE – Love for All, Harm to None!”

Lake Forest, CA

“Parkinson’s is a journey that you don’t have to do alone. We are better when we fight together.”

Santa Fe, NM

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service to others.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Las Cruces, NM

“Courage is not having the strength to go on. It is going on when you don’t have strength.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Santa Fe, NM

“Every day is a gift that includes both challenges and successes.
Celebrate the successes!
Reinforcing the fact that we can be successful can seem to make today’s challenges look less daunting.”