Rick Buck

Zanesville, Ohio

I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2018; however, my doctors believe many of the symptoms I thought were from a stroke I had in 2006 were actually because of Parkinson’s. I’m glad I finally received the correct diagnosis because I immediately started taking Parkinson’s medication, and for the most part, they manage my symptoms well.

I decided to become an Ambassador for the Foundation because I believe in its mission and want to help as many people with Parkinson’s as possible to live well. Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s doesn’t mean life ends. It may mean we have to make more adjustments and overcome more challenges than we probably imagined, but we can still live full, active, and happy lives. I hope to provide counsel, support, and encouragement to others traveling a similar road.

When I’m not finding ways to give back to the Parkinson’s community, you will find me spending time with my wife, working, and wishing I was on the beach.

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