Takahiro (Hiro) Shigemitsu has been a PtP hiker since 2019. His daughter, Hanna interviewed her dad for the December Parkinson’s Pathfinder magazine. This insightful article shows their connection and Hiro’s thoughtful, relentless path to continue his adventures despite PD. The photographs are spectacular as both Hiro and Hanna share the joy of photography.

December 2022 issue pages 4-5

Hiro agreed to become secretary of the PtP board starting in January 2023. He has been volunteering for years as assistant trip leader, llama wrangler, shuttle driver and most recently as computer application problem solver. As a recently retired software engineering manager, he knows there is a solution and he makes things work. We now have a working revised web site, QR code, blog link to Facebook, social media plans and more thanks to Hiro’s persistence and skills.

All PD stories and paths are unique and we appreciate our many hikers sharing their story.

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