Josh's Walk Donation Page
My passion in supporting the Walk is driven by an innate curiosity of this devastating disease, but also, like many others I know, I have lost someone due to Alzheimer's. In this day and age of technological advances and real-time reporting and results, it's challenging to take a step back and wonder why biological diseases can't be solved now! The reality is that biology is tricky. What causes disease in one person won't necessarily cause it in the next. This is particularly true of Alzheimer's, and a contributing reason as to why this disease is so devastating and presents such a puzzle to solve.
I walk for all those who've fallen to or are battling this disease, and for my grandmother who only very recently lost her fight against this disease. She lives overseas and was someone I wasn't able to visit frequently. When I learned she was suffering, we tried to visit but was turned away by my dad, who was her primary caretaker. He indicated that she was so far removed from her former self that he didn't want us to see her and remember her in that way. Roughly 1 year later, she passed away, and the last memory I have with her now is over 10 years ago before she was able to meet any of her grandchildren.
As my own parents have been aging, I'm starting to spot signs of forgetfulness and dementia already. I do not know the absolute progression of these signs and what this could mean, but every conversation I have with them is a reminder that life is fragile and should not be taken for granted. Where we can make a difference by our actions, we should at least try! This is why I walk. This is why M3 Biotechnology strives to advance our therapy to help all those suffering from Alzheimer's. Historical odds are not great, but we are in this together and will fight on!
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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