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Baker Won’t Take Parkinson’s Sitting Still

Editor’s note:
On Saturday, June 25, the Victory Crew benefiting the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s will be at “Cross the Finish Line with Larry” as Larry Smith leads riders 65 miles from Sioux Falls to his hometown of Vermillion, South Dakota. People from around the country are coming out to ride and raise money and awareness for people like Larry living with Parkinson’s. Or, show your support by making a donation to the Davis Phinney Foundation.


By Nick Hytrek nhytrek@siouxcityjournal.com | Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 8:00 am, Sioux City Journal

VERMILLION, S.D. — A person’s response to a bad medical diagnosis generally falls into two categories.

There are those who give up, give in and wait miserably for the end.

And there are those who choose to fight and live a quality life as long as they can.

Larry Smith falls into the latter category. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 19 years ago, Smith is not going to sit still and wait for the degenerative brain disease to take his movement and coordination without a fight. Click here to read the rest of the story.



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