Living Well, Running Hard: Lessons Learned from Living With Parkinson's Disease

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AuthorHouse, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 212 pages
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John Ball has written an intimate and inspiring story of his life with Parkinson's disease. Living Well, Running Hard provides the reader with insights into Ball's growth from isolation into a leadership role in the Parkinson's community. His long struggle to understand the disease provides the reader with an in-depth look at the complexities of Parkinson's. His transition is triggered by a childhood desire to run a marathon. His love of running, his desire to take action, and his willingness to take on challenges come together in the formation of Team Parkinson. In spite of his diagnosis, Ball has continued to run the Los Angeles Marathon each of the last ten years, raising more than half a million dollars toward research for a cure.

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John Ball has over 10 years of teaching experience. He has instructed in various levels of school and college level construction courses. John is also an active member of several professional organizations and has served as a speaker for the Associated General Contractors.

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