Val and Ryan talk prom season, American Ninja Warrior athlete battling Parkinson's disease

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Friday, May 20, 2022
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Val and Ryan talked about things Baby Boomers do that Millennials don't understand.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Break out the dresses and fancy cologne, because it's prom season! This week on Windy City Weekend, Ryan and Val are joined by Chicago media personality Trey White and talk about what he's been doing to give back to young men preparing for their big nights!

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Plus, a list of 35 things Baby Boomers do that make no sense to Millennials. They also talked about black wedding dresses!

Jimmy Choi

Nothing stands in the way of American Ninja Warrior athlete Jimmy Choi, not even Parkinson's disease. At just 27, Choi was diagnosed which left him in a depressive state for years. It wasn't until he took a fall down the stairs, only to look up to faces of fear from his wife and young kids, that he decided to make major changes for his health and life. He started small, just taking walks around the block. But those walks turned into jogs and those turned into runs. Today, Choi has run in over 100 half marathons, 16 marathons, an ultra-marathon and many more athletic feats. But he says his greatest accomplishment has been his and his wife's advocacy work in researching Parkinson cures, including raising over $700,000 dollars. Choi says he will always continue pushing himself and being a voice for others in the Parkinson's community.

To learn more about Jimmy Choi's work and how you can give towards curing Parkinson's, visit and

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Living with Alzheimer's disease, a form of dementia, can be difficult and deeply emotional, even in the earliest stages. Dementia can also be difficult for the caregiver.

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By caring for the human being and remaining positive, Artis Senior Living finds and embraces opportunities that still exist for each resident, regardless of the diagnosis. For more information, visit, their Facebook at @ArtisofLakeview or call 877-304-9235.