Florida Realtor Carl Marzola Raising Awareness of and Funds for Parkinson’s

Carl Marzola, of Atlantic Properties International

There is a tremendous need for assistance to the many people who are afflicted with this disease and are unable to receive sufficient basic treatment due to their insurance, or they do not have that extra $50 or $100 a month to obtain their medicine.

Carl Marzola, owner and CEO of Atlantic Properties International, a globally connected, locally respected real estate company, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Parkinson’s Assistance Foundation. The goal of the foundation is to help with the day-to-day issues Parkinson’s patients face.

“There is a tremendous need for assistance to the many people who are afflicted with this disease and are unable to receive sufficient basic treatment due to their insurance, or they simply do not have that extra $50 or $100 a month to obtain their necessary medicine,” said Marzola, a friend of the founder of the Parkinson’s Assistance Foundation, Dan O’Brien, since high school.

O’Brien, a professional musician, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2012. During clinical trials, a sense of calm came over O’Brien that continues to this day. The stress of daily life became a non-issue and his compassion and tolerance levels increased dramatically.

It was during this time that O’Brien came up with the idea for the Parkinson’s Assistance Foundation, and at the end of 2016 it became a 501 c3 non-profit foundation. Through the direct involvement of generous donors, the Parkinson’s Assistance Foundation has been able to provide financial assistance to several individuals in the community struggling to pay for their medications. It has assisted in finding health insurance for some and is…

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