Here’s a timeless reminder to be thankful for what we’ve got.  It comes from a friend of mine, H. Quincy Long.  He is a fearless leader of exceptional character, and for years, he was hiding something that few of us can understand.

H. Quincy Long, a friend and business leader, shares his unique, courageous perspective on living with Parkinson’s disease in an open letter that “shines a light in all its dirty corners.”

At a business networking group meeting a few years ago, Quincy “came out of the closet,” as he puts it.  But not in the way you’re thinking.  Through an open letter to our business group, he told us that he had been living with Parkinson’s Disease for the previous two years.

The purpose of our business networking group is to come together to share what we know with each other so that each of us can become smarter and better at what we do.  Although it was probably unintentional, Quincy’s letter did exactly that.  He presented it in such a way that we can’t help but be just a little bit smarter, more well-rounded, and better-educated after reading it.  (Once you’ve read his letter, you’ll see what I mean.)

I sat with him one morning and discussed what it has meant for him to share this with our group.  I couldn’t pretend to understand what he was going through, but could only listen and empathize with the challenges he will face for the rest of his life.

In typical fashion, Quincy lead at the forefront but never wanted to take credit for it.  He believed that by giving of ourselves, we can hopefully benefit others’ lives as well.

Thank you, Quincy.  In sharing your story with us, you have succeeded once again.

Click here to download Quincy’s full letter.

Here’s a timeless reminder to be thankful for what we’ve got.  It comes from a friend of mine, H. Quincy Long.  He is a fearless leader of exceptional character, and for years, he was hiding something that few of us can understand.

H. Quincy Long, a friend and business leader, shares his unique, courageous perspective on living with Parkinson’s disease in an open letter that “shines a light in all its dirty corners.”

At a business networking group meeting a few years ago, Quincy “came out of the closet,” as he puts it.  But not in the way you’re thinking.  Through an open letter to our business group, he told us that he had been living with Parkinson’s Disease for the previous two years.

The purpose of our business networking group is to come together to share what we know with each other so that each of us can become smarter and better at what we do.  Although it was probably unintentional, Quincy’s letter did exactly that.  He presented it in such a way that we can’t help but be just a little bit smarter, more well-rounded, and better-educated after reading it.  (Once you’ve read his letter, you’ll see what I mean.)

I sat with him one morning and discussed what it has meant for him to share this with our group.  I couldn’t pretend to understand what he was going through, but could only listen and empathize with the challenges he will face for the rest of his life.

In typical fashion, Quincy lead at the forefront but never wanted to take credit for it.  He believed that by giving of ourselves, we can hopefully benefit others’ lives as well.

Thank you, Quincy.  In sharing your story with us, you have succeeded once again.

Click here to download Quincy’s full letter.