Excerpt from “Round 6 – The Italian Stallion”

Published November 12, 2016

I Am Rock Steady: Fighting Back Against Parkinson’s Disease | Julie Young

Excerpt from “Round 6 – The Italian Stallion”:

The Rock Steady Boxing program is not limited to individuals
living in the United States. As word of the program
and its benefits spread, it generated interest from the
international community, who were eager to try it for themselves.
Today, in addition to affiliates throughout the United
States, the Rock Steady Boxing program has taken root in
Canada, Australia, and even Italy, where 300,000 men and
women are afflicted with Parkinson’s disease. Tiberio Roda is
one of them.

The province of Como is one of the most popular
tourist destinations in northern Italy. Located in the Lombardy
region and adjacent to Lake Como and the Alps, it is
home to a number of churches, museums, theaters, parks,
and palaces. It is also where Tiberio spends his days overseeing
operations at Trafilerie San Paolo SRL, a steel-coil
manufacturing firm in the small municipality of Erba, 25
miles north of Milan.