For me, this picture from my wedding day really symbolizes my fight to help make lives better for those with Parkinsons. As a regional spokesperson for the Parkinson Society Central & Northern Ontario it’s been my mission to spread hope and awareness. And it all stems from the man you see in this shot. It has been three years since my Grandfather passed away from a valiant fight with the neurological disease. I say it came at us like a freight train. We had the rug pulled from beneath us after his diagnosis and continued to watch what was (for us) a fast deterioration. That doesn’t have to be your reality though. There is support with groups like the Parkinson Society. Reach out to your local chapter. Buy tulips this month when you see the volunteers at a busy hub near you. Check out great community events like the yearly Superwalk. I believe that more moments like the one in this picture can happen for the 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinsons. All while we never give up hope for a cure. This April is Parkinson Awareness month. Check out the Parkinson Society for more information, to donate to the cause or to get involved.
I’m always thrilled to share this story. Thanks for including me in the “Best gift ever” feature in your Holiday Issue, Hamilton Magazine! It’s an honour to be one of the notable Hamiltonians you chose. Now… how do we top that next Christmas? 😉
Well actually, it’s been a mild winter for much of Southern Ontario. However, it’s been a blast doing a bit of storm chasing and winter weather reporting on the road for the Weather Network when we have had some active weather. Normally you can find me in studio anchoring the weekend afternoon show from 12-2pm ET. Till then, bundle-up and stay-warm. And a huge thank you to Columbia Sportswear for outfitting all of our team at TWN to stay fashionable and prepared for elements!!
It’s been an honour to inform Canadians from coast-to-coast on their weather details on The Weather Network. Now, you can see me occasionally back with my former colleagues at the CBC! It’s an exciting partnership while working as a weather anchor with TWN and helping to bringing you the most update and accurate weather forecasts on CBC as well as always on The Weather Network!
Sorry to take such a hiatus from posting on here. Happy New Year to you all. Hope it was a wonderful holiday season. I wanted to fill you all in on some exciting news I announced on the airways over the holidays….another baby is on the way! Thanks for all the sweet viewer messages and comments. We are very excited to have 2 kids running around soon! And I’m having a blast sharing fun, quirky pregnancy antics with you all at The Weather Network! If you want to take a peak here you go: Saphia Khambalia Pregnancy vlog