Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Putting for Parkinsons - Highland Country Club

The sixth annual Putting for Parkinson's Golf Outing was held Friday, July 17th at Highland Country Club in Fort Thomas. The event had 228 golfers this year, which was a record.

Scott Layman was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2009 at age 43. It started with shaky hands, being off balance and impaired speech. 

Layman had Deep Brain Stimulation in 2013. This ground breaking procedure is used to treat a variety of disabling neurological symptoms—most commonly the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as tremor, rigidity, stiffness, slowed movement, and walking problems. Since the surgery, other than some seldom speech issues, most people wouldn't know that Layman has Parkinson's. Layman feels lucky to have been able to have the surgery and contribute to the research of his disease.

To date they have raised over $100,000 for the Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease at UCNI (University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute) for research.

Pictures by Hannah Condon 
Scott and Joy Layman

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