Let’s Find A Cure! Rawrrr!

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Most of you don’t know this, but my lovely boyfriend Mike was diagnosed several years ago with a Parkinsonism called Dopa Responsive Dystonia. It’s a movement disorder that involves involuntary muscle contractions, tremors, and other uncontrolled movements due to lack of dopamine in the brain. With proper medication, he can calm his symptoms and is more or less, a pretty normal guy. However, for the past year we have noticed a change in his symptoms which we, and doctor’s, fear to be Early Onset il_fullxfull.394122359_39v2Parkinsons Disease. 

He’s still the normal, sarcastic, talented guy I’ve always adored, but as this disease continues in him, symptoms will worsen with time and that’s why we need to find a cure for this, right meow!

I love this boy. He’s truly my everything, and I refuse to sit back and watch this diagnosis get the best of us. I won’t let that happen. He’s too smart, too talented and too young to be going through this and to think that who he is right now could slip away over time, breaks my heart into a million pieces. I can’t, I won’t, I SHANT let that happen! (Yep. I totes said shant. And totes.) 

Mike and I are taking part in the 2013 Parkinson Alberta Step ‘N’ Stride Walk, this September in Edmonton. Please go to our comic regarding it, read the FAQ and if you can, help us by sponsoring our walk. If you can’t help us in that way, please leave a comment or re-blog this to your own page and keep us in your thoughts and/or prayers.

Mike and I are a strong couple. We’ve been through so much together and I couldn’t ask for a better relationship. Please, help us find a cure.

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xoxo

Becky

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Maple Roasted Veggie Recipe

In honor of Canada Day (which is today, to all of you non-Canadian type people), I wanted to share a lovely & yummy roasted veggie recipe infused with the wonderful (and very Canadian) flavor of maple! Enjoy and Happy Canada Day, eh! (We don’t for reals say that…)

xoxo

Becky

Maple Roasted Veggie Recipe maple-roasted-vegetables

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 2-1/2 cups cauliflower florets (about 1 head)
  • 9 ounces Brussels sprouts, halved (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

 

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400°F. On a baking pan, evenly scatter sweet potatoes, cauliflower and brussels sprouts. In a small pan,  place butter, maple syrup, salt, and pepper; heat until butter melts. Pour over vegetables and stir. Cook in the oven until tender, about 40 minutes, stirring halfway through! Easy peasy!