(SOUNDBITE) (English) NANCY VAN DER STRACTEN, WHO IS BOXING TO FIGHT PARKINSON'S DISEASE, SAYING: "Hello, I am Nancy. I am boxing here against my Parkinson's disease.
75-year-old Nancy Van Der Stracten
steps into the ring three times a week
to battle her symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
Location: Antalya, Turkey
(SOUNDBITE) (English) NANCY VAN DER STRACTEN, WHO IS BOXING TO FIGHT PARKINSON'S DISEASE, SAYING:I am now nine years declared with Parkinson's, six years I used many medicines and I discovered that is not enough. You have to move, move, move and boxing is ideal to move, move, move. So we go on."
"It does not stop your Parkinson's. Parkinson's is a degenerative disease. It never stops but you can keep slow - slow it down. It is like a break and instead of being miserable the whole week, you stand up and you say: "Oh today, boxing." Stand up, get ready, go to box and after the boxing, after two hours of training you feel really better."