Across the US – A Mosaic of Understanding and Collaboration

The connections that Bill made on this journey are unprecedented.

Here is a portion of the people that were integral in his walk and some highlights of what they had to say.

Parkinson’s is a progressive and still largely misunderstood disease that people still don’t like to talk about……and this was only a part of what we learned on this journey..

Here are just a few touch-points with people regarding Parkinson’s, that Bill has made on his journey…

Mani-St. Louis

Monica Kazmier - Wilmette, IL

Mitch Hoppenworth - Wilmette, IL

Kevin McCullough - Wilmette, IL

Marty Holmes - Lake Forest, IL

Keith Akers - Logan Square


"You have inspired me to strive for more in my life'

"My favorite customer has it, he doesn't want to talk about it"

"My football coach had it, he was a legend in the was sad to see him decline"

"You don't owe us anything, she paid for your lunch....thank you for what you are doing, her father-in-law has Parkinson's"

"I don't know  anything about the disease"


"I know Michael Fox has it"

"What can I do to help?"

"My Dad is  following you"

"Man you are famous!"



California and Finish

"You have Inspired a Nation"

"We just went 6 miles in the wrong direction"

"I was so inspired, we got plane tickets and flew here to meet you"

West Texas and New Mexico

"I did my 8th grade paper on Parkinson's and got an A"

"I traveled 200 miles to meet you, thank you"

"Do you need a place to stay?"

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