Parkinson’s Connect: Empowering Through Mentorship

Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s has partnered with the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego Mentor program for people with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners. The purpose of this program is to provide a supportive environment where individuals affected by Parkinson’s can connect with mentors who understand their experiences. Mentors can offer emotional support, share coping strategies, and provide encouragement, which can help mentees feel empowered and more confident in managing their condition.

Click on one of the mentors below to connect with them or if you would prefer to search for a mentor by phone, please call us at (941) 926-6413.

Roger Tregelles

Position: Mentor for Newly Diagnosed
Categories: For Newly Diagnosed
Location: Sarasota

I was officially diagnosed with PD way back in June of 2017. I remember vividly at first being in total shock and feeling that I was given a death sentence in a sense. However, thanks to the support of my wife, my friends and medical team I soon discovered through my passionate research and being inquisitive that one can still enjoy a good life life after diagnosis. After neglecting my physical health for many years, I now found a definite incentive and reasons to take better care of my health by means of beneficial exercise, eating healthier and staying positive while helping others with my illness.
I wish to mentor those newly diagnosed who are in the initial shock and non acceptance phase to see this is not the end of their life but rather to see the possibilities that now lie before them and what they can do to greatly improve the quality of their life now and going forward.

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Roger Tregelles

Mentor for Newly Diagnosed

I was officially diagnosed with PD way back in June...