Astonishing Parkinson’s Awareness With Dries Peschel & Helen Zille
Andries Johannes Peschel with Parkinson's who had been declared disabled for 12 years, did the unthinkable and embarked on one of his bucket list projects to create awareness for Parkinson's and challenge himself.
Due to the progression of Parkinsons his abilities have now become futile thus compromising his mobility.
Andries set his sight on climbing Table Mountain and invite celebrities which included high profile DA Helen Zille to attend his endevour. Andries walked up Table Mountain with his camera crew and physiotherapist however 80km winds decended on the crew forcing them to return back to base, all was not lost the media attention and Helen Zille, Karin Willemse from the Parkinson's & Movement related Disorders Association of South Africa made Andries's day an exceptional experience for all and a spectacular awareness campaign for The Parkinsons Association, as the story spread to prime time television that evening.
"The mileage we got out of Anries is exceptional and Andries is a blessing from God' say Karin Willemse whose interview was broadcast on SABC 1 that evening. Thanks to Andries whose Bucket list of Note became news worthy and and was another explosive campaign by Parkinson's and Related Movement disorders Association of South Africa.