Sariah's Walk Donation Page
As a young adult, we always have those who influence us & make us better. Mr. S did that for me. As I grew & became a member of society, his words always carried w/ me. He had so much faith in me & just saw something I never saw in myself. He was the not only an educator, but a friend.
Unfortunately, as time grew on, Mr. S developed Alzheimer's. Broke my heart to see him remember my face but not my name. He could tell me many things about my younger years, but never my name. He always had a way w/ words! Even though he was battling a horrible disease, you would never know. Thankfully, his daughter, also an educator now, really did a good job of keeping others informed of how he was doing, even when he was called to heaven.
At Mr. S' memorial, not only did I attend b/c he was such an influence on me, but I was able to hear how he did this for everyone he ever met. Students, co-workers, church members, family & even the staff who helped take care of him during it all.
His one goal in life was to know that he had done enough. For this one, you did more than that. You gave me strength, you gave me courage, you believed in me. You opened doors I didn't know about until I was much older & even became a mom. You are that voice I hear when I doubt myself & I find myself repeating the same words to my children you said to me as a young teenager. You, Mr. S, are why I walk. You are why I want to make a difference. Thank you for being you.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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