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Bike Eve

Thanks everyone for pushing your social media. It is an impressive pyramid scheme. I have a lot of generous friends who have a lot of generous friends. Parkinson's touch a lot of people. 
Huge thank you to people who have donated, that I haven't been able to directly contact. Much appreciated.
For all riding tomorrow, rest up and hydrate!
Cheers Jim

See Adelaide and Beyond

Wine tour
Dallas, Nikki and Mark who own See Adelaide and Beyond Tours generously donated a wine tour. He arranged many friends from my early twenties to donate and come along. It was a fantastic day and the support from Haselgrove, Chapel Hill and Larnook wineries was exceptional. We raised  donations through tickets, wine purchases and a sporting challenge (well done Emma!). Thanks again. 
Life
The last few years has seen the passing of people whom have been close to me, such as my dad or relatives of people close to me. Some have been a full life and some far too short. 
In the end we are a story, spoken at a beautiful ceremony attended by loved ones. You write your own story from life's many experiences. Finding love, mateship, kindness, filling your senses with experiences like travel, establishing a home (not house), having a positive impact on your career and colleagues and if you are lucky, the joy of raising a family that makes you burst with pride. This is the story of a good life. 
Not how much is in your bank, how many houses you have, the car you drive or the title of your occupation. No-one will remember you for these things.
Enjoy writing your story!

The Run In and family

Hi Folks,
Thanks for all your efforts with the fund raising. Melissa has been keeping me updated on your posts on Facebook. Your words have been moving and I've felt very loved.
Looks like I am having deep brain stimulation late August which hopefully will allow me to cut down on medication. 8 tablets a day staggered over 4 time slots which have to be an hour away from from food. Fair to say my family is sick of my mobile's ⏰️ alarm. Seriously though Melissa, Brianna and Shaylee are fantastic with their support. They don't smother me but will be there for me when some help is needed. 
It will get more difficult in the future for them but I am adamant not to become an anchor on their lives. I have travelled extensively around the world which made me a better person in many ways. I encourage them to live their lives to the fullest.


Golfing

The neuropsychologist said that golf ticks the three big checkpoints that a past time should.
1. Exercise
2. Mindfulness
3. Social support
I have several golfing groups that I lean on to fulfill these above three regions. They allow me to keep my passion for this game going with a huge amount of humour and friendship. They keep me grounded and don’t  allow me to make Parkinsons my golfing handicap.
Their friendship and brotherhood are vital to my treatment and for that I can’t  put into words how they have helped me.
Love to you all
ps These blogs only allow me to upload one image per blog. The picture is the core group that I play with consistently, Speedy, Will, Gavin and our great friend who lives in Canada, Geoff. I need to make a special mention of Matt, Rhys, Paul and Sin who are scattered around the country. We have managed to play in Tassie, Victoria, Gold Coast and SA. Great memories with great mates. Also my bro and bro in-laws. Yep, I play a lot of golf😁

Boxing

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning if you drive by the Riverside plaza of Adelaide Oval between 6.00am to 6.45am you will see some 50+ year olds with mits and pads working up a sweat. We have been doing this for many years now. When I mentioned to a mate, Furls, that boxing was one of the best exercises for Parkinson's, he said no worries I will be over at 5.45am on Tuesday. That was five years ago and he has only missed sessions for holidays. We have Perry and Dallas as consistent members now. We work hard for 40 minutes and then walk and check up on each others welfare. I am in no doubt that this has kept my quality of life to the best it can be. We might not look any fitter but our lives are better for it.
Thanks for your mateship. Means the world to me.

Just incredible

Just an amazing amount of support. Friends of Friends! Friends of Family! Corporate! 
A lot of good will come from this generosity! Every little bit helps so if I can ask that you occasionally update the cause on your socials, we might fly by the target. 
For all those who have supported our efforts through my friends and family pages, a big thanks. Unfortunately I can't contact you directly but know that your generosity has blown me away. Cheers.

My Story

Jim's Journey 

Monday 6th May
I was diagnosed in February 2018. Obviously came as a shock as I was otherwise in good health. Anger, sadness and a strong sense of not being involved in my family's future pursued.
I am fortunately surrounded by love from my family, friends and colleagues which got me through the early emotional roller-coaster. I also live in a fortunate corner of the globe which has afforded me access to a great GP, Neurologist, Neurosurgeon, Neurophysiotherapists, Neuropsychologist, OT's plus  organisations such as Parkinson's SA and the Brain and Body Fitness studio with their amazing exercise physiologists. 
In some ways my diagnosis has been a blessing allowing me to refocus my priorities of family & friends and allow me to organise my life, which people with sudden ends or short terminal diagnoses, do not have that privilege. I am lucky in that way.
BUT Parkinson's is a shitful disease which eats away at your independence, pride and emotions, You know you are on a downhill trajectory which has the occasional steep decline you don't see coming. In many ways the fact you know there is a new drop ahead is one of the biggest anxieties you have. 
I will however continue to fight with the support of Melissa, Brianna and Shaylee, my extended family & friends with special mention to the guys I box and golf with.
Please help support this organisation, Parkinson's SA, as they do a wonderful job with caring and genuine smiles. Thanks for reading, Jim, Jimbo Jamie or James xx

36 hours of outrageous kindness and support

Hi Folks,
What an amazing initial response. Massive thank you for those who have donated and those willing to ride. 
We are well on way to our target. If you get the chance please share the link on your social network. 
Massive appreciation from all that this fundraising will help. 
Old school LOL
Jimbo

This June we're Peddling To Fight Parkinson's...

...and raising funds to support life-changing research and improve services for people living with Parkinson's.

Sadly, 1 Australian is diagnosed with Parkinson’s every 40 minutes and there is currently no cure. We're doing our part to change this by getting active and fundraising for people impacted by Parkinson's.

Please sponsor us today and make a real difference to progress life-changing research and improve services to maximise choice, independence and wellbeing for people living with Parkinson's.

Thank you to our Sponsors

$1.52k

Susie Saloniklis

$1.02k

Veins@vup

$1.02k

Vascular Ultrasound Partners

$1.02k

See Adelaide & Beyond

$1,000

Concept Data

Fantastic Work Mate. I am really pleased to support you with this.

$520

Jim Gotting

$520

Kurian

$520

Specialist Imaging Partners - Catrina Panuccio

Always an inspiration Jimbo!

$505

Precision Radiology

I

$501

Dr Simon Vun

Way to go Jim, what a great cause!

$500

Pinnacle Accounting Solutions

Pedal Hard!

$300

Mike Wilks

Go get em….very admirable work Jimbo

$264

David King

Great work Jim

$264

Jennifer

$264

Darren Lehmann

Go get them legend and great cause mate xxx

$264

Sean Mcpeake

Pedal hard Jimbo!

$261

Laura Bolitho

Pedal to the medal 😂 love always Senan and Laura XXX

$250

Rhys Straw

$211

Pinnacle Bookkeeping

Great Work Jim

$211

See Adelaide & Beyond

Wine sales percentage for Larnook

$211

Paul Teesdale-smith

$206

Nicholas Coleman

Love you legend.

$206

Jim & Mel

$206

Mark Coleman

$206

Kirrily Childs

Great idea/support for a great cause 👏

$201

Conor Marron

$200

Ian Green

$200

Darrell Smith

$200

Andrew Cole

$200

Andrew Cole

$164

See Adelaide & Beyond

Wine sale percentage for Chapel Hill

$158

Before You Were Born Imaging

Ride well mate! Love from Jim & Deb

$158

Gasworks Modbury

$158

Shannon Hewett

Good luck mate

$154

See Adelaide & Beyond

Wine sale percentage at Haselgrove.

$106

Jane Davies

$106

Rebecca Johns

$106

Kris Salisbury

Go Girl. Love Kris,Nic & Sam

$106

Gavin Smith

$106

Craig Williamson

Great stuff dallas

$106

Chris R

$106

Sheridan

$106

Big Ray

Looking fwd to the video of you in the cycling gear. Well done for contributing to this great cause

$106

Damien Rice

$106

Meredith

$106

Rylie Stevenson

$106

Mari Reu

$106

Matt And Fab

Ride well Jim!

$106

Tina Donaldson

$106

Kay & Garry

Enjoy the experience

$106

Elevate Health Australia

$106

Jump Property

Great cause Susie

$106

Danielle Matthews

Good Luck with the ride everyone!

$106

Chris Matthews

Enjoy the ride!

$106

Srs Services

$106

David Pennifold

$106

Lena Mihaere

$106

Mum. Jackie

A wonderful cause. Good luck!

$106

Sms Geotechnical

Nice work Callum, Pedal for a great cause

$106

Matt Johns

$106

Paul T

$106

Bill Pitsadiotis

Very good cause mate

$106

Shaun Milford

keep the seat on MJ

$106

Ric

$106

Benjamin O’connor

$106

Raoni Duhring

Fantastic effort Jamie!

$106

Scott Nell

Pedal to the medal

$106

Robyn

Love your work

$106

Mark Wagner

Go hard Johnnsy. Wags

$106

Michael Ledgard

Go get ‘em Jim! I look forward to the next 🏌️‍♂️⛳️

$106

Evan Johnson

$106

Scott

Well done mate

$105

Perry Childs

$105

Jo And Anthony

Good luck Jim! Will be thinking of you X

$105

Wayne Trezona

Well done mate. Great cause

$103

Owain Roberts

$101

Matthew Pounsett

$101

Mark West

$101

Paul Isaacs

$101

Mark Cramond

$100

Corinne Gotting

Love Mum

$100

Workforce Hire

$100

Jane Pool

$99

Neal Gotting

Pedal to the metal bro

$95

Click Films

Don’t pull a hammy

$85

Games Day

$85

Siva

$84

Craig Bradbrook

You’re an inspirational person!

$70

Kirstin Dodson

Amazing and well done to you and the boys and what a wonderful cause xxxx

$69

Matt Linke

Well done Johnsy

$69

Craig Williamson

$69

Lyndal

Amazing effort Jim.

$69

Jimmy

$69

Tanya Webber

💕

$69

Russell Shute

$69

Melissa Gotting

$69

Mel C

You got this I will put a few ks in too

$69

Armaan

All the best shaylee x sending love to u and your fam

$69

Neville Duhring

Sending our love & best wishes for this important cause. Dad & Alison

$69

Jackie Mills

$69

Joe Dawson

$69

Neville Zelinka

Pedal hard!

$69

Ba Kerslake

$69

Tanya Webber

$69

Terry Jackson

wat to go.

$69

John Nicholls

Good luck mate

$68

Geoff Castle

$68

Marie & Brenton Storey

Hey Jamie, such a hard diagnosis for you especially with the skills you have in your work. But what a courageous and positive attitude you now have and how you will deal with the hard times ahead, you have a wonderful support base with Maggie and the girls, ove to you all xx

$68

Heth

UP SCUMBAGS .. UP SCUMBAGS .. John Lloyd!! Go Wobbit GO .. proud of you and your team! 💪👊 xxx

$66

Neal Gotting

$65

Gemma

$65

Brad Tymmons

Ride like the wind, Bullseye...

$60

James Thompson

$58

Petrina Winen

$56

Fraser And Tricia Warrick

$55

Jenny Huang

❤️❤️❤️

$53

Tracey Gotting

You're an inspiration Jamie. Go brother!

$53

Tracey Gotting

$53

Tracey Gotting

$53

Elizabeth & Morag Wallace

$53

Shaun Ryan

$53

Khoa Le

Go Jimbo Go! Great cause to ride for!! 🚴🚴‍♂️

$53

Carolyn

$53

Kirrily Childs

Hope all those years under the squat rack comes to fruition today 💕

$53

Gary King

$53

Everitt Family

$53

Natasha Daly

<3

$53

Chloe Bolitho

Pedal to the medal!

$53

Shaylee Gotting

$53

Michelle Hogarth

$53

Denise Roach

Good luck Jim!

$53

M Mackenzie

$53

Keith Bostock

$53

Caitlin Hartwig

Your strength always amazes me ❤️

$53

Jen Lingenberg

Peddle fast!

$53

Mark Shawcross

You walk like you have a problem with tour scrotum anyway so riding a bike won't make a difference. Best of luck buddy.

$53

Sue-ellen J

$53

Peter Thompson

Great cause, get pedalling Craig.

$53

Cheryl Buckingham

Go Jimbo!

$53

Amanda Libri

Congrats on the fundraising and good luck with the ride

$53

Kane Sleeman

$53

Melissa Laforgia

$53

Scott

$53

Vinoy Pereppadan

$53

Pamula Family

Proud of you Wallace’s ❤️

$53

Shawn & Kerrie Kemp

Well done Matt pedal hard 👍🤗

$53

Darren Harvey

$53

Charm Gulpan

$53

Adrian Mitchell

Keep your ass off the seat mate! Well done great effort for a great cause.

$53

Monica Holland

Great cause, good luck with the ride.

$53

Monica Holland

Goodluck with the ride

$53

Richard

Go you good thing!!

$53

Martin Lilburne

Great work, pedal hard!

$53

Tracey Gotting

$53

Tracey Gotting

$53

Tracey Gotting

$53

D&b Pressed Metal

Great work, Bec 😀 Cheering for you, Sally & Andrew

$53

Ashlee

Go Matty P!!!! Proud of you ❤️

$52

Keeley

Get it girlie ❤️

$52

Annie Sullivan

Sending love ❤️

$52

Karla Gotting

Good cause

$52

Kate Perkins

Good work Jim

$51

Hala Iasiello

$51

Kathleen Devine

$51

Lachlan Wallace

$51

Zach Wallace

$51

Tammy Wallace

$51

Lauren Poitras

$51

Tracey Scott

$50

Jane Greenfield

Great cause. Good luck xx

$50

Eleanor Isaacs

Good luck xxx

$50

Lynda &dom Jacob

Go Jim you are amazing

$50

Dustin Jones

$50

Sue Hopkins

$50

Andrew Thornton

Great work mate!

$50

Julie Duggin

Pedal pedal pedal !!!!

$50

Brendan Jones

$50

Callum Wallace

$50

Lea

You and Jim are legends! 😍

$50

The Bradleys

$50

Viet Nguyen

“All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.”

$50

Peter Arnell

Good on you mate !

$50

Daniel Hingston

$50

Vik

Well done, Johnsy.

$50

Sylvan Sizzler Mvp

$46

Russell And Kay Abbott

$42

Nancy Abi

lots of love 🫶🏻🫶🏻

$42

Erin Buckingham

$42

Erin Buckingham

$42

Sheridan

❤️❤️❤️

$42

Russell And Kathryn

Good luck mate!

$37

Charli Stevenson

You the best Matty p !

$32

Michael Raison

$32

Evelyn Vincin Walker

$32

Moe Lambert

$30

At

$26

Holly Mclennan

Hope your night goes well tonight Paul. Great effort!

$26

Stuart Quigley

$26

Isabella Hill

Well done Rhys :) Such an important cause!

$26

Stephen Redfern

$25

Efm Osborne

Great work team!

$23

Steve Marx

Peddle to the metal for a great cause.

$21

Allison Drohan

Geoff Castle friend

$21

Brianna Gotting

$21

Matthias Orchard

$21

Georgia Murray

Love u lots 💕

$21

Sandra Allen

$21

Mick Hull

Go Mate

$21

Todd

Nice work Tam!

$21

Paul Milliken

$21

Lance Batty

Pedal well mate!

$21

Howard Robinson

$21

Clint Mcbride

Cheers buddy, watch out for the pot holes.

$21

Chris Horsnell

$21

Helena

🫶

$21

Emma Varney

Well done Paul 🙂

$21

Logan & Asha Evans

$20

Blake Luetkens

$20

Patti Drake

$11

Tyler Evans

$11

Anonymous

$10

Judith Kate

$5

Indie

$1

Rylie Stevenson