I still haven’t entirely come to terms with the enormity of the whole experience, but in time I will. If my struggling up Fuji helps a single soul with Parkinson’s come to terms with their diagnosis, or it shows even one person that a Parkinson’s diagnosis doesn’t mean the end of everything, then it was worth every painful step.”
Will Cook, CEO of Cure Parkinson’s said:
Maura is an inspiration. Not only has she completed this gruelling climb to the top of Mt Fuji, but she has harnessed an incredible network of supporters through her personal contacts, media interviews and her blog which translated into a huge sum raised for the search into a cure. Maura says that this was a team effort, and our thanks go to all those who walked and fundraised with Maura, especially her son Johnny. But we are delighted to recognise Maura for her excellent achievement at the heart of this challenge.”
Thank you so much Maura!