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Parachute For Parkinson's

By: Elizabeth Nickerson Email
By: Elizabeth Nickerson Email

By: Elizabeth Nickerson
June 15, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - Lori and Philip Switala have been happily married for 33 years, but one tragic accident changed their lives forever.

"I think God really bunked me on the head their here is a reality check your husband has Parkinson's you have no health insurance," said Lori Switala, whose husband battles the disease.

A car crash triggered Phillip Parkinson's Disease and it was one day when he tied his shoe that Lori saw a change in his mobility.

Saturday morning, more than 40 people jumped out of airplanes at the Quincy airport to support the cause.

The School of Human Flight helped train people to go sky diving. All the money for the jump will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

The Parachute for Parkinson's event hopes to make a difference by giving there time in hopes to find a cure.

"If I can add to that, contribute to that in any way I can at all my gosh that is a blessing."

Four years ago the Switalas started a business called Smoking Vapor, since then they have opened up four stores and a franchise.


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