“When I first found out that my dad might have Parkinson’s, I immediately wanted to do something -anything- to help. I threw myself into learning about the disease, hoping to find something that contradicted what the doctors were saying, and coming up with all kinds of contingency plans... just in case it turned out to be true.

Although it took some time to confirm my worst fear, the whole thing still came as a shock. The news took time to sink in, and we, as a family, knew there were some big new challenges headed our way.

It’s been ten years since then, and my dad is a daily inspiration. He lives life as the same positive, caring person he's always been, joking around and taking time for others. He's a remarkable guy, and the time for me to step up to the plate is long overdue. When someone you love is diagnosed with a disease like Parkinson's, it can be hard to know how to be there for them and show your support. Squar’d Away is my own way of giving back.”