About the Book
In 1983, John Ball was almost at a midpoint in his life—a time to assess the first half before he carried on with the second. It was then that he had to deal with the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, just before he turned forty years old. In this memoir, Ball narrates his story of how he has lived with Parkinson’s disease and how he has worked to create a better life for others struggling with difficult diagnoses and debilitating diseases.
Living Well, Running Hard offers insight into Ball’s growth from isolation into a leadership role in the Parkinson’s community. His long struggle to understand the disease provides an in-depth look at the complexities of Parkinson’s. Ball tells how his transition was triggered by a childhood desire to run a marathon and how his love of running, his desire to take action, and his willingness to take on challenges come together in the formation of Team Parkinson. In spite of his diagnosis, Ball has continued to run the Los Angeles Marathon each of the last fifteen years. Intimate and inspiring, Living Well, Running Hard communicates one man’s story of perseverance and triumph.
About the Author
John Ball has been a runner all his life. Since turning fifty, he has completed twenty-five solo marathons, one ultra-marathon, and several team efforts. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1983 at age thirty-nine. Ball lives in southern California with his wife, Edna, and their Airedale terrier, Scrabble.
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iUniverse - July 2011 - 312 pages
ISBN: 6x9 Paperback (978-1-4620-1430-9)
6x9 Hardcover (978-1-4620-1432-3)
A portion of all profits from the sales of this book will go to Team Parkinson.