Parkinson’s disease can’t stop Jimmy Choi, and he laid it all out on “American Ninja Warrior”.
The 41-year-old Illinois native may be suffering from a difficult disease, but exercise has changed the tech consultant’s life for the better.
Jimmy attempted the Kansas City qualifying run, getting through most of it with little difficulty, but succumbing to the floating steps. Still, to even attempt the run given his condition was an inspiration.
Since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s at 27, Jimmy has run 13 marathons, competed in several triathlons, and cycled in a number of 100-mile courses.
Jimmy has used all those events to raise over $100,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which supports Parkinson’s research. He was representing the foundation on “American Ninja Warrior” as well, and was introduced with a video message from Michael J. Fox himself, who called Jimmy a “warrior.”