Emma's Walk Donation Page
This September my sorority, Sigma Kappa, and I will be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. To me and my family, Alzheimer's is a disease that strongly hits home. In 2001, shortly after a car crash my grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Only being 2 years old, running down the halls of the nursing home soon became the new normal. Over the course of 7 years I watched her memory deteriorate rapidly which was daunting to see at such a young age with such innocent eyes. At first we were able to jog her memory but before long we were completely unrecognizable to the point where our presence was indifferent. I remember holding flowers, confused, looking up at my mom who was desperately trying to hold back tears, making sure that I didn't see just how painful it was to be utterly forgotten by the first woman she ever loved. To this day my only memories of her were her inability to remember who my family and I were.
Everyone is healthy until the blink of an eye when they're not, and I hope this disease soon becomes one of the many we have cured. Please make a donation to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association in memory of my grandma and millions of others.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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