Shawn's Walk Donation Page
My Dad has always been what I would consider to be an extremely healthy person and always took care of himself. He was always very active and in great physical condition. That has all changed now. Even though he did everything he could to be a healthy adult, he ended up being dealt a "bad hand" that couldn't have been prevented. Mentally he has good days and bad days. Finding the right meds and regulating those meds is a really tough thing to do. Physically he gets around ok, but now struggles to do things that most of us would consider to be simple.....like tying his shoes, or buckling a seatbelt, or opening a bottle of pop.
Having to see him struggle with things is probably the hardest part of this. My entire life, My Dad was the one person that I knew that could "do, fix, or rig up" about anything.
Anyone that knows him, knows that he was quite the fisherman, but now he cannot even do that....and that truly breaks my heart. I had all these visions of me, my son Lawson and my Dad out at Lake Shawnee fishing for flatheads. I remember how proud he was when I finally fought a BIG one and I was looking forward to seeing his reaction to Lawson doing the same thing some day. Unfortunately, I have been robbed of ever getting the chance to make that memory....and I'm not going to lie...I'm a little angry about that, but I know that there is nothing that I can do to change it. I love my Dad more than anything and I will ALWAYS treasure the memories we shared fishing....those memories will be with me until the day that I leave this earth.
There HAS to be a way to prevent these kinds of things from happening.....a way to keep anyone else from having to go thru what we are dealing with. I know in my heart that it is too late to change my Dad's memory loss, but there is still a chance to prevent it from happening to someone else!
Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease. Please make a donation to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
Thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer's! I cannot even begin to tell you what it means to us to have your support. I love you all.....and I love my Dad.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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