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"Time is simply how you live your life..."

Posted by Martin Lukaszewski on Thursday, December 15, 2016, In : Living 
"If I've learned anything through all of this, it's that each and every day is a canvas waiting to be painted -- an opportunity for love, for fun, for living, for learning..."

- Craig Sager

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The Walk

Posted by Martin Lukaszewski on Thursday, September 17, 2015, In : Faith 

As babies, one of the first skills that we learn is walking. We pick ourselves up off the ground, push upward and forward, and take that first step. Once accomplished, the joy of walking cannot be taken away.

Injury and a lack of cartridge over the years in my left knee caused my gait to be painful. Many days I did not want to walk, let alone exercise. I knew that I had to and that the knee replacement surgery was much needed if I wanted to walk.

The surgery worked as designed. Each day I g...

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Practice, Practice, Practice

Posted by Martin Lukaszewski on Saturday, April 18, 2015, In : Faith 
If you look at biblical numbers, the number seventeen signifies victory, so it is not coincidence that the posting of my story by My Angel My Hero was posted on the seventeenth of this month. I will have victory over Parkinson's.

That victory may be through a cure one day, if that is God's will. I do know that the best victory is when God brings me back home and I no longer have a body pilfered with this disease. I will be made whole in His sight.

When athletes prepare and play their respective...
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One Year

Posted by Martin Lukaszewski on Sunday, June 8, 2014, In : Living 
One year ago today, June 7, 2014, I married my best friend. We were given the tried and true advice that a real marriage is when you support each other through the good and bad, that you forgive, that you forget. Well, there is no forgetting the last 12 months.

In the past year, our family said hello to two more babies. Two of my sisters welcomed newborns into their homes; one by birth, the other through foster/adoption. But it doesn't matter how they arrived, it matters that they know love an...
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Wiggle Your Toes

Posted by Martin Lukaszewski on Friday, May 2, 2014, In : Living 
You see, there's an old saying that when you wake up in the morning and you can wiggle your toes then it's a good day because you're alive. Lately, I've had a lot of good days. Waking up in the morning, being able to wiggle my toes, is only the beginning.

For many months I had been having difficulty with minor chores around the house, but lately I have been able to accomplish more and more each day. To be able to vacuum the carpets and complete that task and one day might seem like a minor acc...
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Posted by Martin Lukaszewski on Friday, April 25, 2014, In : Wisdom 
I had the honor today to meet with students from the University of Minnesota who are in the midst of studying to become physical therapists. Being a part of a panel of Parkinson's patients, quickly we discovered that all five of us patients were teachers and here we were teaching these students, a little bit about us and our lives with Parkinson's.

Teaching is a life-long mission. We all are teaching someone at sometime. Today it wasn't about Shakespeare or photography. Today was about the bes...
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Posted by Martin Lukaszewski on Sunday, April 6, 2014, In : Faith 
Last night I watched a basketball team win by one point to make it to a championship game. Their opponent in the next game advanced after defeating their opponent by ten points. It doesn't matter how much they won by when the championship game begins because each team overcame adversity and advanced to this final game.

When an athletic season is over, people don't remember how many points that you win a particular game by, but by how many wins and losses you have. Such is a day living with Par...
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A Whole New World

Posted by Martin Lukaszewski on Monday, February 24, 2014, In : Living 
Oh how one's world and views within that world change after someone close to you is diagnosed with Parkinson's. Simple things that i once took for granted are no longer so simple.

Parking.  It used to be that I never paid much attention to the handicap parking signs in parking lots.  No, I never parked there, but I wasn't yet aware of how many people do, who really shouldn't.  There are those who park there, with their car running, apparently waiting for someone to come out.  Then there are th...

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Mark Says It, So Does Matthew and Luke

Posted by Martin Lukaszewski on Friday, February 21, 2014, In : Living 
Each day, I can accept the limitations that Parkinson’s Disease places on my life, but I choose to place my trust in God. 

Life is not easy. It is full of worry, concern. Too many times we place false hope in that someone else will take care of it or it will be okay and not to worry. This mindset of avoidance can topple even the greatest of intentions.

I could have taken that same attitude when the alarm rang at 5:00 am. I could have rolled over, hit the snooze button, and gone back to sleep....

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My Angel My Hero 

This is the unedited version of a video that I completed for My Angel My Hero, a non-profit whose mission is to bring awareness towards different social causes such as Parkinson's disease. Here is my story of how faith and my wife are my angel and my hero.




 Our Blog Writers Are...


Martin Lukaszewski In January 2014, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In this blog I will share with you the silver linings of knowing where my life is going, what are my hopes for my future, and how I spend each day.


Jean Lukaszewski I am a Hospice Nurse and have had many patients who endured Parkinson's disease.My plan is to share with you my experiences not as a nurse, but as a wife who with her husband encounter this disease.









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