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Audrey Rickey


My life with Alzheimer's


Dave and I were married in August of 1986. We have a son, Jason, who is a civil engineer, and a daughter, Laura, who is an Audiologist. Jason and his wife, Kelly, have two beautiful daughters with a third on the way this September. Our kids and grandchildren give us much joy.  We are very proud and lucky parents and grandparents.


I attended college at Bowling Green State University where I received a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. I also have a Master's Degree in Administration. I taught special education and fifth grade at Keystone Middle School until it became difficult and challenging to be continually effective in the classroom. I was able to retire with 30 years of service. It was a very difficult decision to make because I still loved my job.


A typical day consists of watching some morning TV, going to the local gym, walking our dog, Moose, volunteering at the local food pantry, clean up around the house, and cooking dinner. I might meet friends for lunch from time to time. I am no longer  part of a book club which I've been with for many years, It becoming increasingly difficult to participate in the discussion and I had to give that up. 


Dave is a fabulous caregiver and vacation planner. He takes great cares for me and also of my mother until her passing earlier this year. 


We have been on several wonderful vacations in the last few years, with a few more on the calendar for this year! We hope to continue traveling as we never want to say "would of, could of, and should of".

Current challenges for me would be going to new places. I've always had a terrible sense of direction, but now it's much worse. I try to stick to what's familiar to me in order to alleviate the stress. This led to me loosing my drivers license at the first of the year and Dave having to drive me everywhere.  Getting started on a project is sometimes a problem. Once I get started, it's fine. It is difficult for me to multi-task.


We have been involved with the Alzheimer's West Side Walk for the past six years. We formed "Audrey's Army" a few years ago and have been blessed with unbelievable support from family and friends who donate generously and walk with our team.


Why do I share my story? If this helps bring awareness and support to Alzheimer's ,  I will know that it has been well worth it !

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Audrey's Army
of Goal
$8,528 Raised
$5,500.00
155% Achieved

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2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Oberlin, OH
Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Anonymous
$575
Dave Rickey
$500
Steve Kyle Liggett
$500
Emily Drake
Rob and Jeanie Girman
$250
Ms. Connie Henry
$250
Jinnyn & Rich
$250
Salad Kraze Fundraiser
$238
Susa and Tim Hatfield
$200
Chris Meyer
$200
Mr. Domonic Violi
$200
Glenn and Barb Kuemerle
$200
Linda Delaney
$200
Tracey Murray
$150
Chuck and Hedy Fye
$150
Laura and Zach
Anonymous
$120
Andy and Sandy Stack
$120
BT Rockford
$120
The Goode Family
$100
Bev & Tim Householder
Chris & John Krasnobrucky
$100
Star Metal Products COMPANY
$100
Ms. Julie Gauvreau
$100
Steven Perona
$100
Mary Kline
$100
Julie Reynolds & Steven Perona
$100
Myles Abbott
$100
Judith Pataky
$100
Grant Alexander
$100
Mike Pratt
$100
Mark Shiley
$100
The Alshouse Family
$100
Bill & Sue V.
$100
Goode Transportation Inc.
$100
Del & Kathy Novotny
$100
In Memory of Helen Rickey from Mr. & Mrs. Michael Chance
$100
The Holoweckys
$100
Bob & Janie Joyce
$100
Ed and Faith Dohanos
$100
John Newlin
$100
Kevin and Debra O'Connell
$100
paul rickey
$75
Hubert's Landscaping Co., Inc.
$60
Ken & Carolyn Krol
$60
Eileen Wozniak
$60
Sue Mabry
$50
Mike and Becky Uszak
$50
Dom Gaz
$50
David Valathe - Walk Day Donation
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