Teri is the mother of two adult sons, a 2009 GA TECH highest honors graduate, and a 2013 Berry College cum laude graduate. Teri was promoted to the status of Grandmother in September of 2013 and loves spending time with her grandsons Landon (3) and Liam (1)! Teri credits her mother with creating a passion for dance in her life. Her mom and dad never missed a cheer or dance performance for her in the 18 years she competed and performed. In October of 2015 Teri’s mother, Pauline Thomas passed away from the effects of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). LBD is a type of dementia, related to Alzheimer's disease that leads to a decline in thinking, reasoning and independent function because of abnormal microscopic deposits that damage brain cells over time. Teri experienced the devastation that Alzheimer’s and its related diseases had on her mother who was a vibrant and active mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Tonight Teri dances one more time especially for her precious mother, who is dancing with her father in heaven, and to combat the devastation of Alzheimer’s on patients and their families!
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