October 4, 2013

Meet Tim Hague, Sr. -- Amazing Race Canada winner and Person with Parkinson's

The surprise "special guest" at Tuesday night's opening ceremony at the World Parkinson Congress in Montreal was Tim Hague, Sr. A nurse, a husband, a father, and a person with Parkinson's, Tim WON the Amazing Race Canada with his son.

In his remarks to the conference crowd (over 3,100 people registered for this congress), Tim stressed the importance of perseverance. His victory in the grueling competition -- overcoming odds many thought were stacked heavily against him -- is proof that he and his son both possess that quality in abundance.
The one word that I came away with is perseverance. You never know where the next bit of luck is going to come from, what the next good thing is going to be. You can't give up. You have to persevere. Many thousands of people are putting their time and their energy into trying to find a cure and making life better for people with Parkinson's. A massive number of people are behind us, so don't give up.
Here's Tim talking about the race, his Parkinson's, and his family:


He's an inspiring new "face of Parkinson's."

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