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Chris was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease back in 2012 and did very well for quite awhile. In an attempt to slow the progression he stayed very active by exercising, taking the stairs and walking laps on his lunch break, and riding his bike 20+ miles several times per week. His physical therapist called him the “poster child” for Parkinson’s Disease!
He officially retired in March 2018 and after his diagnosis changed to probable Multiple System Atrophy we moved to the beach in February 2019 to live our dream of being beach bums. In the past few months, Chris’ condition has progressed significantly and after meeting with several neurologists the news has not been encouraging. An MRI recently confirmed the diagnosis of MSA, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is fatal.
Over the holidays we enjoyed several weeks in Georgia and in Ohio with our children and are very grateful for that time together. Given his rapid decline we have decided to leave Oak Island in early February and move back to Newnan, Georgia where we will have the love and support of family and friends.
Your prayers for his comfort and peace are much appreciated.