Ella's Walk Donation Page
I am 12, my best friend and Great Grandma died in April 2015 from Alzheimer's. I tried to spend a lot of time with her, my mom and I would go to her home @ Diamond Willow. We would feed her, talk with her, laugh with her, get lots of kisses and hold her hand. Some of the funny things I remember is when she took my food off my plate and rolled it up in her cloth napkin and tried to eat it, I laughed but mom told me she didn't know any better. I did her hair and nails one day, she thought she was so beautiful. She later asked my great aunt where the little boy was that did her hair......I'm not a boy, but I know she still loved me. We celebrated her 97th birthday, she so badly wanted Father Joe to prayer with her, she made the sign of the cross so many times, but each time someone told her it wasn't time yet, finally it was time but by then she was too tired to even enjoy her cake. I don't think she ever once called me Ella, it was always Honey even though mom would say my name so many times when we were visiting her. Now I know that her brain just didn't work right anymore. Easter Sunday (2015) mom and I went to visit her for lunch, she wouldn't wake up, she wouldn't eat, she did nothing, that was the last time we saw her sitting up in her wheel chair. It was so sad. Her funeral was very sad, she is buried at Camp Ripley with her husband. ' We go see her and bring her flowers sometimes. I miss her but I have a pillow of hers and pictures and all kinds of things that remind me of her. Including a picture of her and MN Twin Tony Oliva from 1964 and the picture of me and Tony Oliva from 2016, I got a surprise "meet and greet" with him on the field after we told the story about how much Gramma Tiny loved the Twins and the fundraising I was doing.
Thank you to everyone that has donated so far!
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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