Our Featured PD Gladiator: Richard Roeder
Posted on December 15, 2016 | By Larry Kahn | Leave a response
With the encouragement of his wife, Sharon, he attended classes religiously and worked hard to meet his goal. “She’s an invaluable drill instructor and motivator,” Richard says. “With her assistance all things seem possible.”
Richard has attended 90 classes in the past year–more than anyone else who started any of the classes we track attendance for during that year–and the dedication has paid off. At the end of August, Richard rejoined the Level I/II class, and you can usually find him at Delgado Boxing Gym on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays fighting alongside friends.
“I feel very fortunate to have found a very dedicated group of professionals who help guide me along this path,” Richard says. “The camaraderie among class members inspires me to continue working hard at beating Parkinson’s.”