I Have Dementia & I'm Riding Anyway! Please support me!
On 6/25/18 I was diagnosed with Early OnSet Dementia and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
By participating in A Ride to Remember, I'm taking on the enormous physical challenge and personal adventure of cycling across South Carolina. I've also committed to raising awareness and funds to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®.
My Grandmother and her 3 sisters all died with Dementia/Alzheimers, so this is near and dear to me. In April of 1981 I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury while serving in the US Army. My latest Scans and MRI shows an atrophy of 30% of the brain, in the area where Alzheimers/Demential patients show affected parts. This makes this personal. I do not know if my brain injury can be reversed in this area, but at least we can try and hopefully prevent anyone else from having to deal with this terrible disease themselves or in their family.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Now is the time to come together to change the course of this disease!
Please support my efforts by making a donation. All funds raised benefit the Alzheimer's Association and its work to enhance care and support programs and advance research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's disease.
Thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer’s disease! Your support means the world to me on this memorable journey!