Carl Ames

Peoria, Arizona

We are saddened to share that Carl Ames passed away on June 14, 2022.

Though you are no longer with us, Captain Carl, you will never be forgotten. Thank you for being a friend and for the legacy you left to the Parkinson’s community.

Carl was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2008 at the age of 46. The devoted husband, father of five and grandfather of four refuses to let the effects of Parkinson’s keep him from living life to the fullest and encouraging others to do the same. “I don’t wish Parkinson’s on anyone,” Carl says, “but I wish everyone could have the opportunity to experience the things that I have with Parkinson’s. My life is richer, and I’ve done more with Parkinson’s than without it.”

The operations manager credits a commitment to exercise, a positive attitude, and being active in his community as key aspects of how he lives well. “You are still a person with value and contributions to make, regardless of if you have trouble moving or are in pain or experiencing any of the other effects of Parkinson’s” Carl explains. “As an ambassador, I’m excited to educate others about the Davis Phinney Foundation’s philosophy of living well because everything the Davis Phinney Foundation talks about are things I do every day in my own life. It does make a real difference.”

Read Carl’s Moments of Victory® submissions here and here.

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