Katharine's Walk Donation Page
This is my 7th walk. And will be my first walk with a purple flower.
My mother died this March from her 7 year battle with early-onset Alzheimer's. She was only 69. I have watched since 2011 as this disease has slowly erased her memories, her ability to know I am her daughter, her beautiful smile.
This is what Alzheimer's has taken. It has taken my mother. It is a thief. A thief of a life that was once known, of memories and of time.
It has stolen my father's sweetheart. It has stolen my children's grandmother, and it has stolen my Mother. It has stolen a woman loved by so many. She was a bright happy and loving light and that brightness has been extinguished by this horrible disease.
I continue to Walk to End Alzheimer's so that no other families have to face this disease. I walk for funding for more resources for caregivers. I walk so that my brother and I don't have to be fearful of our own health every time we forget something. And I walk because it is therapeutic. When a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's you feel helpless. When they are sundowning and there is nothing you can do to calm them you feel helpless. As Alzheimer's slowly erases all their memories and abilities and joys you feel helpless. And when you hold their ashes in your hands you feel helpless.
I Walk because she cannot. And I speak/talk/blog because she cannot.
Please consider making a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into prevention, treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's. Your donation can be as small as $10, as forwarding this page to a friend, or walking in the walk with me on Saturday October 13th.
Thank you for joining our movement. The End of Alzheimer's starts with YOU!
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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