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Former MLB Player Dave Parker Shares His Perspective on Parkinson's Disease

The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's Disease touched hundreds of thousands of patients.

Davis Phinney is not only an Olympic Bronze medalist and Tour de France stage winner, he also has Parkinson's disease. He retired in the late 1970's, and achieved 328 victories by 1993, which is more than any US cyclist in American history. He was diagnosed with Young-onset Parkinson's disease, after dealing with fatigue, cognitive impairment, muscle cramping, and numbness. Phinney started an organization after his diagnosis in his name to promote research that promotes the quality of life for patients. His main mission is to help patients be able to live with the effects of their disease, bringing effective and innovative programs that inspire patients to live with the disease.

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