If you are lucky, you have that one relative who is the “fun” one. Mine was my Nana. She would take my brother and me to the amusement park and ride all the rides even though she was scared to death. She let us spend the weekends with her, stay up as late as we wanted, eat what we wanted, and didn’t seem to mind if we were on a sugar high for the entire weekend!
Nana was always the life of the party...even when Alzheimer’s started to affect her. She never stopped living her life...even when Alzheimer’s took her mind. She began to relive her life as a 20 year old single. She would ask young men at the store to dance with her to the song in her head. While at times embarrassing to a stupid 30 year old me, in hindsight, I am so happy knowing that this was the phase of life she regressed to. She saw herself as a young, beautiful, single woman who just wanted to dance.
Nana died on January 11, 2019. I am proud that this is the first year that I will be a rookie playing on the Blonde Team in the RivAlz Blondes vs Brunettes flag football game benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association.
There is NO CURE for Alzheimer’s. Our organization's goal is $150,000 to support research and patient care for the disease that steals people like Nana from all of us.
My goal is $10,001.00! Please help me reach this goal! Every dollar helps. No gift is too small.
Thank you for your consideration!