If you ask friends or family to describe my dad, Joe McKendree, they would most likely say, “he would do anything for anyone.” His signature laugh and love for all things outdoors, including softball, would come in a close second. We watched my dad succumb to the debilitating effects of PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy), essentially hindering his ability to be the grandpa, dad and husband who he once was. PSP affected his mobility, vision, speech, swallowing, and cognitive functioning. Although those around him felt at the mercy of this terrible disease, we quickly realized there is something we could do.
We began our fundraising initiatives with the Strikeout PSP softball tournament, which was played on August 12, 2017, at the 1889 Park in South Fork, PA. In 2018, we organized Strikeout PSP at PNC Park in Pittsburgh to raise awareness awareness and research funds. Our next event will be held on August 4th, 2019 at PNC Park.
We partnered with Cure PSP, Inc., an organization at the forefront of promoting PSP awareness, education, and research to ensure that proceeds will support the most promising PSP research initiatives.
Sadly, my dad passed away peacefully on January 19, 2018, after a courageous 4-year battle with PSP. He left behind a wonderful loving family including his 3 beautiful granddaughters. He loved the outdoors and he served our country faithfully in the Army and later the National Guard.
We’ll continue to hope for a cure by supporting PSP research initiatives and by raising money as part of my participation in Raise Money. Have Fun. Make a Difference.
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