Anthony Catanzaro's Parkinsons Fund

$7,680 of $50k goal

Raised by 49 people in 26 days
Tina Catanzaro  OZONE PARK, NY

"About Anthony"
My husband, Anthony Catanzaro is known as a legend in the fitness industry. But more importantly, he is known as a genuine caring man who has always helped others near and far out of the pure goodness of his heart and never once asked anyone for anything. His passion in life is to help others, to motivate, inspire and give people hope and faith, to always believe and live a healthy happy positive filled life. 

"His Story"
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Then in June 2015, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after not feeling well for 2 years prior, he started to notice that something was wrong—very wrong. “I got cramps in my left foot every time I began to walk.” Soon after that he began to feel stiffness throughout his body. “Then I began to feel slowness on the left side of my body, and I knew something was wrong with my brain.”
Anthony is an inspiration to all  and while he has recently come out with his diagnosis, he still continues to inspire thousands each day with his pure power, faith, and positive attitude!

"The Struggle"
Tony has been unable to work for over one year now due to this terrible disease which has disabled him (for now).  A diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is life-changing and completely devastating to say the least. Especially when it hits someone as young as my husband, someone who never sat down, and always did things around the house and worked so hard, never did any drugs and always lived a healthy lifestyle, to someone who cannot do anything at all. My husband has difficultly with every move he makes. Whether it’s trying to turn in bed, take a shower, get dressed, eat, hold a fork, simply just trying to move his body. Anything that requires the simplest movement is extremely hard for Tony to do as the stiffness and slowness is completely debilitating him. It’s hard to explain, but its’ like his body is stuck in wet cement among a lot of other things that make him feel terrible every second of the day. Most days we both feel very defeated but he is determined to beat this monster and I know he will! He is truly a wonderful kind-hearted and giving man who is not only loved by me but loved by so many!  Still today, when friends call him on the phone to see how he is doing, he is looking to help them with their problems and giving them advice even though he is suffering so very much. I see his suffering and it is unbearable to watch the person you love suffer so terribly. It’s the most helpless feeling in the world, but I will stop at nothing to try to help him and I will always be by his side.

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Parkinson's is a terrible and cruel progressive neurodegenerative disease that robs the body of its ability to move , amongst a host of other symptoms that cannot be seen. So here we are. People who never asked for help, now asking for it. We are humbling ourselves before our loved ones, family, friends and amazing people whom we've never met before.

"How you can help"

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The funds will be used for his healing  therapies,medical costs, home safety modifications, and to help a now one-income household for the time being with on-going medical costs and living costs and to be able to keep our home that we lived in for 19 years.
Tony is an amazing person. He selflessly cares for everyone else before himself. I have seen this time and time again where he would literally give the shirt off his back to someone in need among so many other wonderful things he has done for friends, family and strangers.  I love this man for every reason and I hate seeing him deal with this extremely unforgiving disease.

"Staying Positive"

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Words cannot explain the appreciation we have for all of your words of encouragement and support. We will always help others where we are able, and we will find and create opportunities in life to “pay-it-forward,” as you are doing now.  

"Strength in unity"

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We ask that you share this campaign as much as possible. Any social media, email and even word of mouth will help immensely.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated..

 We thank you for all of the love, support. We love you all.

 Here is more on his story: https://www.bodybuilding.com/content/this-superman-of-fitness-battles-for-his-life.html

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Update 2
Posted by Tina Catanzaro
13 days ago
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Tony and I would like to thank all of you who have been so very generous and kind in helping with his very difficult battle against this cruel disease! Please continue to share this page with everyone you know. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Love always,
Tina & Tony
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Update 1
Posted by Tina Catanzaro
24 days ago
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Tony and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has donated and shared this campaign on our behalf! We are so thankful for you all! ♥
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Lisa Christina
24 days ago
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God Bless you with the strength to carry him T, during his most difficult of times, and you Tony, with the gift of your good health again, from head to toe and through and through... Love both of you so much, always... XOXO❤️

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Gail Brown Gisehaltz
25 days ago
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I didn't leave a comment with my donation. I wanted to say that Anthony was one of the nicest men I know. He helped with his positivity when I thought my world ended with the loss of my parent(s). Thank you. And I know you will dance again

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Jon Sherman
5 hours ago

Hi Anthony, Sorry to hear about being diagnosed with Parkinson's. I was diagnosed with PD at 36 nearly three years ago. If you are interested, I would like to donate three months of Restore Gold as support. I think it would be right up your alley. Contact me at hello @wehaveparkinsons.com and it can be shipped by tomorrow. Hope it blesses you.

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$7,680 of $50k goal

Raised by 49 people in 26 days
Created March 29, 2017
BD
$10
Brian Disharoon
1 day ago
IP
$100
Irina Perukhina
1 day ago
1
1
RM
$25
RUBEN MARTINEZ
4 days ago
1
1

Tony and Tina Stay Positive and come to Nativity BVM so FR.PAUL can Bless you. Ruben Ursher from the 10:30 Mass

SS
$150
Samuel Santos
7 days ago
1
1
HG
$100
Hassan Goding
7 days ago (Offline Donation)
2
2
RM
$100
Russ Marsala
7 days ago
2
2

You can beat this Tony Best of luck

$100
Anonymous
8 days ago
2
2
FA
$100
Frank Andriano
8 days ago
2
2
FL
$200
Frank Ladone
11 days ago (Offline Donation)
2
2

We love you Tony, and everyone misses you at the gym. God bless you and have a happy Easter, love to Tina. love your pal Frank Ladone

BW
$25
Barbara Winter
12 days ago
1
1

I pray that a cure will be found. God Bless you, Tony. You are an inspiration to many

Lisa Christina
24 days ago
3
3

God Bless you with the strength to carry him T, during his most difficult of times, and you Tony, with the gift of your good health again, from head to toe and through and through... Love both of you so much, always... XOXO❤️

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Gail Brown Gisehaltz
25 days ago
3
3

I didn't leave a comment with my donation. I wanted to say that Anthony was one of the nicest men I know. He helped with his positivity when I thought my world ended with the loss of my parent(s). Thank you. And I know you will dance again

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Jon Sherman
5 hours ago

Hi Anthony, Sorry to hear about being diagnosed with Parkinson's. I was diagnosed with PD at 36 nearly three years ago. If you are interested, I would like to donate three months of Restore Gold as support. I think it would be right up your alley. Contact me at hello @wehaveparkinsons.com and it can be shipped by tomorrow. Hope it blesses you.

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