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Parkinsons Recovery

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Lyle Gibson is a life-long resident of Burlington, Iowa who is author of “A Lifetime in Motion: Lessons Learned From a Student of the Game(s)”.  He was a baseball player, tennis pro, a Boston Marathoner and local high school baseball and tennis coach.  He won over 400 games as a high school baseball coach and has always had a thirst to be in motion and with this developed into a very competitive individual.   

He is featured in the “cover” stories in the latest “Live it!” magazine put out by the Iowa Parkinson Association .  He has been interviewed on the “Paula Sands Live” television Show in the Quad Cities Iowa/Illinois), has had several radio and newspaper interviews and spoken to over 30 groups. His book is full of true stories of his life in sports as a player and as a coach and the “life lessons” learned from those experiences.

The final (unplanned) chapter deals with his diagnosis of Parkinson’s approximately two years ago and the changes in priorities and the new life lessons he has learned from it. He discusses the faith, the importance of family and friends and the open-mindedness that is necessary to continue to lead a meaningful, productive life.  He also tells people of the importance of exercise to both healthy individuals and more importantly those with some type of an affliction.    


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