100 Marathons After Parkinson’s Disease -Interview with Rhonda Foulds

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Interview with Rhonda Foulds

In this episode we speak with longtime listener and Academy member Rhonda Foulds who competed 100 marathons after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and undergoing multiple brain surgeries! Plus Angie answers a question from a listener who asks, “Can I Really Run a Marathon?”.

I first met Rhonda Foulds at the starting line of the A2A Marathon in Ardmore, Oklahoma in 2014. We later became Facebook friends and she has become one of my biggest sources of inspiration. Rhonda has been through a lot in her life and you’ll hear how she was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s Disease while training for her first marathon. In the years that followed she became increasingly debilitated, very tired and depressed, experienced weight gain, and needed wheelchair assistance.

In 2003 Rhonda underwent a procedure called “DBS” (Deep Brain Stimulation) which places electrodes in certain areas of the brain to block the signals of Parkinson’s. The surgery was a success and she began to reclaim her health and fitness one mile at a time.

Rhonda completed marathon #100 at the Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 1st 2020. Here family, friends, and the local news channel were at the finish line to celebrate this amazing accomplishment.

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Rhonda Foulds social media. Instagram @runrhodie Twitter @kyleecoyote

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4 Responses to 100 Marathons After Parkinson’s Disease -Interview with Rhonda Foulds

  1. John June 23, 2020 at 10:45 am #

    What an inspirational story!

  2. Amy Grahams February 18, 2021 at 8:27 pm #

    After my Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis, my primary care provider introduced me to Mayaka Natural Clinic and their PD Formula protocol, the herbal treatment has made a tremendous difference for me. My symptoms including numbness and muscle weakness all disappeared after the treatment plan! Their website is w w w. mayakanaturalclinic. c o m

    • Angie Spencer February 19, 2021 at 12:24 pm #

      Hi Amy, Thanks for sharing this information. I’m so happy to hear that you’ve been having good results doing this herbal treatment plan 🙂

  3. Lucinda McGuire August 28, 2021 at 2:29 pm #

    After bouts with many neurologists I stopped all the Parkinson’s disease medicines prescribed due to severe side effects, and decided to go on natural herbal approach. My primary care provider introduced me to Kycuyu Health Clinic and i immediately started on their Parkinson’s disease herbal formula treatment, this herbal treatment has made a tremendous difference for me. My symptoms including shaking, muscle weakness, fatigue, mood swings, numbness, double vision and urinary retention all disappeared after the 4 months treatment! Their website is w w w. kycuyuhealthclinic. c o m. Its just amazing!

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