View Talk: “Beginning life with Parkinson’s at the age of 46

Tim Hague Sr., 2015 —

Five Questions with Tim Hague Sr.

tim-hagueWhat motivates you?

Goals! I love setting goals and ticking off little boxes or scratching things off my list. Things like running a marathon, a triathlon or speaking on a TedX stage! Life is meant to be explored and lived it’s exciting to see what we can discover.

What do you do for a living, and why?

I am a registered nurse by day and a professional speaker and writer the rest of the time. The former because I like working with people and need a paycheque; the latter because I like people and love sharing ideas.

Which TED talk do you think everyone should watch?

Why are you excited to speak at TEDxWinnipeg?

The same reason anybody would be excited….it’s really cool! TedxWinnipeg is an incredible opportunity to share ideas about and encourage people living with Parkinson’s. There are hundreds of thousands of people living with Parkinson’s across North America and this is my opportunity to unite my voice with others in highlighting the needs of people living with this disease. I especially want to draw attention to the needs of those living with Young Onset Parkinson’s.

What is your idea worth spreading?

My idea is very simple in that it sucks to have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 46. However, like many others who suffer with a myriad of other ailments we can live to our fullest when we choose to persevere. We can choose to keep going, even in the face of difficulty, even when there is little evidence of success….we can still succeed! *Note: it was a guy with Parkinson’s and his son who won Season #1 of The Amazing Race Canada!

What’s your connection to Manitoba?

I was born in Texas, raised in Kansas but grew up in Manitoba. It is the bone aching, cold winters of Manitoba that have taught me a thing or two about perseverance! My wife was born and raised here, my four children and daughter in law were born and raised here, and my soon to be grand baby will be born here. Manitoba is home.

An Idea Worth Spreading

It sucks to have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 46. However, like many others who suffer with a myriad of other ailments we can live to our fullest when we choose to persevere. We can choose to keep going, even in the face of difficulty, even when there is little evidence of success….we can still succeed!