Katharine's Walk Donation Page
My beautiful mother, Barbara Boylan, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's in 2011. 6 years later and she is no longer home. She is no longer watering her plants, putting on her lipstick or taking care of her beloved Gumbo. She is not with her husband of 42 years. She sleeps alone in a twin hospital bed.
This is what Alzheimer's has taken. It has taken my mother. It is a thief. A thief of a life that was once known, of memories and of time.
It has stolen my father's sweetheart. It has stolen my children's grandmother, and it has stolen my Mother. It has stolen a woman loved by so many. She was a bright happy and loving light and that brightness has almost been extinguished by this horrible disease.
I continue to Walk to End Alzheimer's so that no other families have to face this disease. I walk for funding for more resources for caregivers. I walk so that my brother and I don't have to be fearful of our own health every time we forget something. And I walk because it is therapeutic. When a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's you feel helpless. When they are sundowning and there is nothing you can do to calm them you feel helpless. And as Alzheimer's slowly erases all their memories and abilities and joys you feel helpless.
I Walk because she cannot. And I speak/talk/blog because she cannot.
Please consider making a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into prevention, treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's. Your donation can be as small as $10, as forwarding this page to a friend, or walking in the walk with me on October 28th.
Thank you for joining our movement. The End of Alzheimer's starts with YOU!
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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