Born and raised in Macon, Wimberly is a Georgia licensed landscape architect. She met her husband, Marc, while he was a student at Mercer Law School. They have two sons, Thomas and John.
Wimberly first experienced the devastation of Alzheimer’s when she was in her mid-twenties. Her grandmother had been a full-time mom to Wimberly, her sister Marion, and her brother Warren after the death of their mother. When Wimberly and Marion took their seemingly fit grandmother to the hospital for a minor issue, the on-call doctor told them that the symptoms were normal “for someone with her condition.” As it turned out, the doctor’s partner had diagnosed their grandmother with Alzheimer’s several years earlier, something their grandmother chose not to mention. Immediately the tables turned; the sisters became the caregivers for the grandmother. In that day, there were no organizations providing support to caregivers and, for that matter, little specialized help for the patients themselves. Today, the Alzheimer’s Association helps fill that void, providing caregivers comfort, advice, support and much needed information.
Wimberly's volunteer work has been through projects that allow her to use her expertise. Designing two Alzheimer’s gardens, one in Central City Park and the other at Carlyle Place allowed her the opportunity to design space to meet the unique needs of Alzheimer's patients.
While comfortable channeling her volunteer efforts through projects that allow her to use her design skills, Wimberly is not so comfortable dancing; but, she is willing to move outside her comfort zone to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission. Please help her help the Alzheimer’s Association.
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