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Greenwood Mayor announces he has Parkinson's disease

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Posted at 11:42 AM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 11:42:11-05

GREENWOOD — Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers says he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

In a statement released Friday, Myers said the disease was diagnosed early and he has already begun treatment to manage his symptoms, including kickboxing sessions.

"I feel strong, fit and more passionate than ever about leading Greenwood’s resurgence. As always, thank you for your support.”

You can read Mayor Myers' full statement below.

“Last month, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. First and foremost, I look forward to continuing serving my fellow citizens as Mayor of Greenwood. We will continue our important work as there is so much more to accomplish.

As with every challenge life has presented, I intend to take a head-on approach and have never known any other way. Thankfully, we discovered the disease early, which provides a much greater opportunity to treat and manage symptoms. I have an excellent team of doctors and have also begun kickboxing sessions at 9Round Fitness. Earlier this morning, I reached out to both the Indiana Parkinson Foundation and Parkinson’s Awareness Association of Central Indiana (PAACI) seeking to learning more about the disease and offering my assistance in raising awareness.

I feel strong, fit and more passionate than ever about leading Greenwood’s resurgence. As always, thank you for your support.”