In 2009, Addie Cunningham helped create the Indiana Parkinson Foundation following the devastating diagnosis of her dad, Don Waterman, and today she serves as the foundation’s Chair. Addie joined forces with her college roommate, Joy Gordon (a physical therapist), to launch an exercise program that provides hope, community, and movement opportunities for people with Parkinson’s disease across the state of Indiana. From the beginning, they both prayed God would do something big. Already their program has grown to 10 locations statewide.
If you have ever wondered what God could do with Your suffering, this is the episode for you.
In this episode, Addie and Joy share their ultimate mission to glorify God while building community and a safe haven for people with a Parkinson’s diagnosis. The Climb is their signature exercise program, meeting the need for support, camaraderie, and movement, which is so important in helping delay the disease. They marvel about all they’ve learned in the process and how they went from knowing nothing about this disease to becoming a resource for local neurologists to refer their patients.
Addie reveals how God took her family's devastating news and turned it into something that has touched numerous lives throughout the state of Indiana. And, they share their beautiful dream for the future that will only be possible through God's grace and continued provision.
ADDIE AND JOY’S RECOMMENDATIONS:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
- Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you
will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
- Philippians 1:6 (ESV)
For the Love by Jen Hatmaker
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