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HOP #4: From Jock to Doc – How Matt Sacheli is changing the lives of Parkinson Patients

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Happiness of Pursuit Podcast Episode #4

How Matt Sacheli went from Jock to Doc, and is changing the lives of Parkinsons patients

It was an honour to interview this week’s guest; Matt Sacheli. His research on the effects of exercise within Parkinson’s patients is truly inspiring. What’s really amazing in this episode is how a chance encounter with a Parkinson’s patient sparked a new passion that changed him from a jock to pursuing life-changing research.

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In this episode you will learn how he leveraged his passion to overcome a number of challenges to improve the quality of life for Parkinson’s patients. How the funding process works, and how others can follow in his footsteps to find their passion project.

Here is a link to an article about fundraising:
“A surge towards new solutions for people with Parkinsons” (link here).

Resources:

Find Matt on Twitter @MASacheli
For more information about my research: http://issuu.com/ubc_medicine/docs/summer_2015_final_hi-rez/22
For more information about the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre at UBC: http://www.parkinsons.ubc.ca/
For more information about the Graduate program in Neuroscience at UBC: http://www.neuroscience.ubc. ca/index.html
For more information about the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at UBC: http://www. centreforbrainhealth.ca/

Doug Foley
Doug Foley is a podcast host, content marketer, and problem solver. He is also the youngest of 7 brothers and sisters, a proud father of 2, and is on a mission to help people find their passion, take action, and build the life they want to live. He frequently writes about entrepreneurship, personal development, and motivation.
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