Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

Blog Talk Radio Interview

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Be sure to listen in on your computer to a talk show interview of my wife and I on living life to the fullest after a life-changing event.
TONIGHT at 6pm.

Indiana Announces Baumann at Symposium

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

2012 Parkinson’s Symposium
The Parkinson’s Awareness Association of Central Indiana is proud to announce that the 2012 Symposium will be held on Saturday, October 6th at 1pm. Registration and Open House begin at 12pm. Please save the date on your calendar for this wonderfully educational event. Our speakers this year will be John Baumann, Attorney, Motivational speaker and Proud Person with Parkinsons, Joel Herskowitz, M.D. & Roya Saya, Ph.D., CCC-SLP who wrote “Swallowing Safely” and Aaron Batt, Assistant Federal Security Director of the TSA. We will also have an exercise break with “Dance for PD” followed by a question and answer panel. Light snack to be provided.

Cost: $20 per person with “Swallow Safely” book.
$15 per person without book.
** If you pay your PAACI dues, you get $5 off the registration fee for up to 4 people in your family.

Location: Indy West Conference Center, 400 N. High School Rd., Indpls., IN

Contact Sheri for more information at or 317-255-1993.

Baumann Quote in Louisville Courier-Journal on Parkinson’s Cure in the Nose?

Monday, June 25th, 2012

John Baumann, a 51-year-old Shelby County man diagnosed with it a decade ago, said he finds the research “interesting and coincidental” because his sense of smell was the first thing to go when he began developing Parkinson’s. Loss of smell is considered an early warning sign.
“Anything that could lead to a cure is wonderful news,” said the lawyer, author and inspirational speaker. “Stem cells have always scared me, since there’s so much opportunity for something to go wrong. But when it’s done in a moralistic and disease-related way, I’m all for it.”

Parkinson Recovery Interview

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Parkinsons Recovery Interview

Parkinson’s Recovery Interview Comment

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Hello John,
My husband who also has had Parkinson’s for about eleven years, just finished listening
to you talk on line. I could not hear everything you said real well. I heard you well enough that
I went straight to Amazon and ordered your book. I THOUGHT I heard you say you would be
speaking in Arizona. Now I may be wrong but that is what I want to check on. If you are I
am sure we can get to where ever you will be, in fact we can be sure our entire Parkinson Support
group from here in Prescott will also come to hear you. Please let me know. You most certainly
are an inspiration.
Thank you

Pacers Game

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Dear Friends of Rock Steady Boxing,

Thank you for supporting RSB by purchasing tickets to the Indiana Pacers Nonprofit Spotlight Game (Pacers v. Milwaukee) to be played on Thursday, April 19th! As our special thanks to you, ticketholders will be treated to a free pre-game “Hope Through Research” reception with refreshments, honoring people with Parkinson’s involved in clinical research studies.

Dr. Stephanie Combs, assistant professor at the Krannert School of Physical Therapy (University of Indianapolis), and Dr. Elizabeth Zauber, neurologist with the IU School of Medicine and RSB Board Member, will discuss current and past research studies involving people with Parkinson’s disease.

John Baumann, inspirational speaker and author of “Decide Success: You Ain’t Dead Yet”, will emcee the reception.

“Hope Through Research” pre-game reception

Banker’s Life Fieldhouse

Pacers Square


No RSVP necessary

See you there!

Jessica Fithen, Administrative Manager
Rock Steady Boxing
5026 E. 62nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Fighting back against Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Superstar Nomination

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

John Baumann from Louisville, KY
Nominated by Irene Litvan

My Parkinson’s Superstar has to be John Baumann, one of my favorite patients. Diagnosed in 2002 at the age of 41, John worked 6 more years as an executive officer of a major corporation before dedicating his life, on a full-time basis, to making a difference in the Parkinson’s community.

John has inspired those with Parkinson’s to live their lives to the fullest, family care partners to realize what a difference they make and how much they are appreciated, and professional healthcare providers to maintain their passion and commitment to the cause. John has traveled far and wide as keynote speaker at symposiums to bring his message of hope and positive perspective (Reclaiming Posi-spective) including, among other locations, Cincinnati at the Sunflower Revolution, Indianapolis before a Pacers game, Houston, Birmingham, Saskatchewan in Canada, St. Thomas of the Virgin Islands and even his hometown of Louisville.

John has also written a book providing a template for others to live life to the fullest with Parkinson’s Disease, Decide Success (Twelve Action Steps) – You Ain’t Dead Yet (available at John has contributed to two other books (The Peripatetic Pursuit of Parkinson’s Disease and Courageous Stories of Inspiration), is a graduate of the PDF clinical trail advocate institute and is on the faculty of the University of Louisville. John is also Chair of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Board in Kentucky and has cherished being care partner to his daughter (who has flourished despite being born with life threatening birth defects and cerebral palsy).

Comment from long-term Listener

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

“I think the show last night was the best I have heard. It was amazing, touching.”

Linnaea Mallette
Radio Show Host at Toginet Radio Network
Greater Los Angeles Area Professional Training & Coaching
Inspirational speaker, author, radio show personality, speech coach at Read My Lips Tips for Success
Radio Show Host at Toginet Radio Network
Training Coordinator at UCLA

Decide Success – Attitude

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Decide Success: Attitude

TheInspiringEsquire YouTube Channel Launched

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Actually, John, the video that I think is the best is 17 Decide Success Action Step 10 Attitude – Parkinson’s “For the Best”. You talk about the difference between Everything Happens for A Reason and Everything Happens for The Best by sharing what your life would have been compared to what it is now – again, showing us that attitude and perspective make all the difference.


John Baumann wrote:
If you only have time to watch one video of mine, this is the one:

If you know of anyone that may need a speaker at an event, please pass this along.

Thanks, John

Check out my YouTube Channel for inspirational videos: and
DECIDE SUCCESS – You Ain’t Dead Yet available at – (502) 262-3300