Diagnosed at 46

Hello! My name is Carl Ames, diagnosed at 46 with Parkinson’s Disease and now 52. Happily married to Leisa, 5 kids, and 4 grandkids. Great family!

My life has been greatly blessed since being diagnosed. I am very active in the Parkinson’s Disease community and have made many great new friends with Parkinson’s Disease and without.
I have learned that value of exercise and how it helps me to combat PD. I cycle, hike, yoga, swim, work out at the gym and strive to stay very active.

“I don’t wish Parkinson’s on anyone, but I wish everyone could have the opportunity to experience the things that I have experienced with Parkinson’s, and more importantly, experience the love, compassion and generosity coming from wonderful family, friends and strangers that I am able to experience these things with!” – Carl Ames