Marty & Kimberly Moseley:
Keep moving forward
“In 2009, I began noticing an intermittent twitch in my upper left arm” states Marty Moseley of Virginia Beach, VA. That twitch eventually led to small tremors in his hand, and then finally a diagnosis of Young Onset Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 2014, at the age of 54. Marty’s movement disorder specialist referred him to the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) as a credible authority for PD information and support which helped Marty, and his wife Kimberly, get a handle on the disease. In addition to accessing the information and support they needed, they also got involved by participating in the APDA Virginia Beach Optimism Walk, and began showing their support by making donations to APDA as well.
Marty is a man on the move and keeps moving forward with regular exercise and participation in PD activities through the APDA Virginia Beach Chapter. “APDA has been an authoritative source for us in dealing with PD, through education and other alternative methods of treatment – with boxing and high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts at the top of the list” states Marty.
With retirement on the horizon, Marty and Kimberly started getting organized and doing some estate planning. “The first organization we thought of was APDA,” states Marty, and they chose to include APDA in their planned giving. “I believe that medical researchers are on the cusp of finding a treatment for stopping or even reversing the effects of Parkinson’s. In the meantime, much has been already done to make living with PD much more manageable as a result of education, exercise, and medical treatments. Our desire is to keep these resources, along with the very realistic hope of finding a cure for PD, moving in a forward direction.” By including APDA in their planned giving, the Moseley’s join the APDA Legacy Society, which honors the special people who include APDA in their estate plans.
APDA is incredibly thankful for the Moseley’s and for their thoughtful planning and generosity.