APDA CT 2023 Optimism Walk - Westport   ○   Team Parky Chat

Michael Michaud

September 30, 2023 10:00am - 1:00pm

My Personal Fundraising Page

I need YOUR help...

Thank you for visiting my Fundraising Page for the APDA Optimism Walk!  Please help me reach my goal by making an easy online gift today!

My Story

In 2018, challenges at work led me to a diagnosis I hadn't imagined: Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. Being only 42 years old, questions about my future and my family's weighed heavily on me. 

While initial medications provided some relief, the intensifying symptoms now have me considering deep brain stimulation surgery, a procedure known to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's. 

Over the past year, I've channeled my journey into raising awareness on platforms like TikTok and establishing an online forum, ParkyChat.com, to connect and support the Parkinson's community. 

With the unwavering support of my family, especially my wife Nicole, I continue to navigate this journey. Please join me in making a difference for those affected by Parkinson's. Your support means more than you know.


Need some encouragement? 

  • Every six minutes someone is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD).
  • Funds raised enable the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) to continue providing local education, information, and support, as well as critical nationwide virtual programs to keep everyone supported and connected no matter where they live. You will also help fund scientific research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and ultimately a cure.
  • The more funds we raise, the more people we can help!

Today can be a great day for us both, and for the PD community! Simply make an easy online donation by clicking on the 'Support Me/Donate Now" button. Any amount is appreciated. You will automatically receive a confirmation email and I will be notified by email of your support.

Thank you so much for your generosity. Together, we are truly making a difference for those in need!

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  • Anonymous Go Mike!! October 2023
  • Facebook Donor September 2023 $100.00
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  • Facebook Donor September 2023 $25.00
  • Facebook Donor August 2023 $1,000.00
  • Greg Dowd Best wishes, Mike! September 2023 $103.00
  • Anonymous August 2023 $103.00
  • Facebook Donor September 2023 $100.00
  • Facebook Donor September 2023 $100.00