Alzheimer's disease does not take a break, neither can we. I walk in honor of family members who have passed with Alzheimer's and who are still alive fighting today. My step-grandfather, who has taken me in a one of his grandsons, has late stage Alzheimer's. Because of the development of this disease, most of his memories are no longer there. Every day he asks my grandma to call me, asks her where I am because when I use to live nearby some 5 years ago when his memory was better, I would help my grandmother and spend time with him in the afternoons. My step-grandpa [Herb] is a good man and he calls me his best friend. I still try to call each day when I can. He can't drive, he doesn't always know where he is and he no longer knows what day it is or the name of most people save for myself and my grandma. He does not remember I live 300 miles away now. Every call he asks when I am coming over or if I can come to go for a walk that day, he likes walking in the evenings. I walk and will keep walking because no one should go through what people like Herb go through. And I walk for my grandma who never asks for anything. I walk because she can't walk this year for health reasons and I keep walking until we find a cure for this disease. This year is virtual so I will walk on my own but I walk with everyone who walks. Together we can make this year the best walk year yet!
Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. So are we. Join our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
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