West Adelaide coach Mark Mickan is hoping he can raise awareness about Parkinson’s Disease after his diagnosis was made public earlier this week.
The 2015 premiership mentor, in conjunction with Parkinson’s South Australia, has set up a donation page to assist with supporting others with the incurable disease, and their families.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Mickan said he had been learning to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease since he was officially diagnosed eight months ago.
Not only will he continue to be diligent with his medication, the 56-year-old will also complete a regular exercise regime which will include cycling and rowing.
Since news broke of Mickan’s condition on Monday night, the former Crows ruckman has been inundated with well-wishes and messages of support for which he is extremely grateful.
Entering his fourth season at the helm of the Bloods, Mickan is focused on continuing to perform his role as senior coach – with his side in desperate need of victory against Sturt at Peter Motley Oval on Saturday.
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