is participating to honor:
my grandpa, Jan Stevens
In 2013 my grandpa was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I helped with basic caretaking for a year from 2015-2016, until he needed more help than I could provide. I learned in that time what a toll this disease takes on everyone affected by it. It is a hard road to travel down. I am biking to honor all affected by this disease. Its a long road to travel, its going to be hard at times, and its symbolic of the road those diagnosed travel.
Parkinson's is also present in my family. And since Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Dementia are all related, and they effect my family, its yet another reason I ride.
an estimated 47 million people across the world are living with a form of dementia. Almost anyone you come into contact with either has a direct relationship with or knows somebody who's affected by Alzheimer’s, Dementia or Parkinson's. These numbers will only continue to rise unless we take action. We can take measures in our lives today to help our future selves and generations. My bicycling thousands of miles is one way to show my dedication to preventable measures. I dedicate this trip to my grandpa and all those affected by Alzheimer’s.
Together, we can show those facing Alzheimer's disease they are not alone. Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s and provide care and support to those facing the disease today.
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