Please help support my ride in honor of Mom (Midge)
Thank you for visiting my page! This year is the 5th anniversary of Mom's passing. I am riding to raise funds to support the Alzheimer's Association in honor of her. I know first hand how devasting this disease is. It was incredibly difficult for our family to watch the progression. It started with some mixed up words, out of context statements and some random difficulty with speech and forgetfulness. As things progressed, it took an emotional toll on all of us. When she could no longer speak or write, I found joy in her laughter as I knew she was happy. But when she was sad and could not express herself, I was heartbroken not knowing what was upsetting her. We were lucky that Mom always knew who we were. We could see it in her eyes. They would light up when we walked into the room. It was what we held on to as things got really difficult. It became so painful as she deteriorated, it was hard for me to talk about it. It would rip at my heart to see her crying or hear her screaming in frustration. It is truly a terrible disease. When she passed away, we knew she was no longer suffering, but losing her to such a devasting disease still hurts 5 years later. It's still hard to describe the pain of watching someone you love so much go through something so awful. We need to find the end to this cruel disease. I am asking for your help to support me in my ride to honor Mom. Thank you for your consideration. Every donation no matter the size will mean the world to me.
Right now, there is no shortage of ideas in Alzheimer's research- only dollars. By participating in the 2019 Ride to End Alzheimer's, I've committed to raising awareness and funds to advance the research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®. These dollars are desperately needed- for the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, their 16 million caregivers, and millions more like me who have lost a loved one to this disease.
Thank you for donating to my ride. I cannot thank you enough!