Thanksgiving reminds us to be thankful, but also reminds us to take a moment to reflect on the highs and lows of the year. That’s why this year we decided to host a video competition, Thanks & Thriving, in hopes that during the Thanksgiving holiday our community would look back at their year and tell us how they give thanks and thrive with Parkinson’s. Some of you told us hobbies you took up after diagnosis, some of you showed us how you use dance to heal and feel joy, others shared how educating themselves about the disease helped them cope; but the one thing that was clear from all of the videos was that our community took their diagnosis and decided that they weren’t going to sit back and let the diagnosis bring them down. They took their diagnosis and dared it to change their lives!

Every video was moving and inspiring, and that’s why we chose to share it with all of you and ask for you to vote on the video that spoke to you the most!

Here are your winners for the 2017 Thanks & Thriving Video Competition! Winners will be emailed

2017 Thanks & Thriving Winners!

Favorite Individual Winner: Margie Dahlin

Favorite Group Winner: Reconnect with Your Body!

Congrats to all the winners and thank you to everyone who submitted a video and showed that Parkinson’s won’t bring them down!

2017 Thanks & Thriving Video Submissions

Bob Trout

Tina Schoehner

Chris Hageseth

Greg Ritscher

Fort Collins Support Group

We hope your Thanksgiving was one of love and laughter!