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Carmen Merced's tribute page:

"Carmen Salas Tribute Fund"

Team Fundraising Goal: $1,000.00

Total Number of Gifts: 5
Total Value of Gifts: $170.00

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Lisette Monike

Estelle Fromm

Rosa Gomez

Marla Stahl

Mrs. Carmen Alicia Merced

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When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease it was devastating to my family. My very first job was in a Geriatric Center so I knew there were going to be alot of changes as the disease progessed. I knew that my mother would change right before my eyes and as much as I would like to I could do nothing about it. Mom had 10 children and was the best mother to every one of us. It was important to be there for her and get educated about this disease. We were there for our precious mother as she reverted back to infantile stage, in diapers, not remembering our names, repeating herself and not being able to care for herself as she once did. I was bathing my mother now as she once did for me. My mother passed away on February 20, 2008 but she will always have that special place in all our hearts. I would always ask her "Are you my baby"....and she would always reply..."Yeah". It's important to raise money for Alzeimers research. I am hopeful that one day there will be a cure. I lost my mother but for those of you out there who still have loved ones living with this disease please donate and be part of the cure.

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Carmen Merced
Sun, Mar 16, 2014
I want to express my thanks to Estelle Fromm who made a donation. I made this page when my mother passed away and to receive an email that a donation was made touched my heart. Alzheimers is a devastating disease. All funds raise help research so one day there can be a cure. Thank you Estelle!

Estelle Fromm
Sun, Mar 16, 2014
Carmen, I do not know you, or your Mother, but after reading your on-line tribute; I felt inspired to sponsor your Alzheimer's webpage. I know what it is like to have a Mother with Alzheimer's disease, since my Mom is currently suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
It is heartbreaking to see my Mom loose her independence, and memory to Alzheimer's disease. My Mother now lives in a 24 hour memory care facility, due to the advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease.
I pray that there will be a cure for Alzheimer's disease soon!

Carmen Merced
Sat, May 11, 2013
Wishing my precious angel in Heaven a Happy Mothers Day. It's been five that my mother has been gone but she remains alive in my heart. I pray for a cure one day.

Carmen Merced
Sun, Dec 05, 2010
We are now approaching year 2010. February will mark the 3rd year anniversary since I lost my beloved mother. I still cherish her with my whole heart and will always remember her. She will never be forgotten.

Fri, Oct 30, 2009
I relate to your story completely,in regards to my grandmother, who was a second mother to me. I wasn't planning on commenting on anyone's wall but when I read that your mother passed on Feb. 20 which sent chills up my spine so I had to send you my condolences and know that there is someone else out there who understands how you feel. I lost my beloved grandmother on Feb. 20, 2004. May God rest the soul of our loved ones and give us and all those who loved them comfort.

Fri, Mar 20, 2009
Your photos are so touching. I just lost my grandmother to Alzheimer's two weeks ago. She had the same Minnie Mouse doll as your mothers with her most times and infact was carrying her the last time that we took her for a stroll in her wheelchair. I wish you much strength and stand with you in the battle against this disease.

Rosa Gomez
Thu, Mar 19, 2009
My mother was a wonderful woman with a heart of gold. She was always there helping so many people all the time and did not hesitate at it. Many people remember her as such a giving, caring person. My mom will never be forgotten because she touched so many people while she was here. Even thou there were times that my mom did not remember our names, I knew that in her heart she knew who we were with just the look in her eyes and beautiful smile. In her last days at the hospital there was a day when my mom was in and out of sleep. When she would wake for a moment she would say: I love all my children and would tell my father: I love you alot. She had so much love in her till the very end. I love and miss my mother so much but I know that she is in a better place with God.

Jennifer Marcott
Mon, Mar 02, 2009
I was touched by your story. I work in an alzheimer's facility. We thrive on helping our loved ones get through another day. I was looking at how many tributes there are on this site and I was amazed. This devistating disease has no mercy on anyone. I Love taking care of alzheimer's patients. They bring out laughter and we bring out their ablity to keep going.

Phyllis Almonte
Thu, Feb 05, 2009
Thank you for sharing your story. Its words like yours that help me to know, I am not alone. My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimers early in 2008. We never saw this coming and it seems as if it progressed so fast we never really got a chance to accept what was to come. The strong, independent, vibrant woman I knew is slowly slipping away. I often cry wondering why her. She just does not deserve to live the final years of her life this way. I can only hope that one day there will be a cure for this horrible disease.

Glen Spear
Thu, Dec 04, 2008
I just read your message on my wife'smemorial. I thank you for your caring words & they meant so much to me. Since you have been down a simular path, we know the toll alzheimers takes. I pray to God that a cure will be found for this dreadful disease. You had to have a wonderful mother to rause & love 10 children. Now, we have to fill a vacuum our loved ones have left. I am sure God will take care of our loss wiyh memories & His own love. You will be in my prayers.
Margaretts husband---Glen

Wed, Dec 03, 2008
Thank you for sharing the joy that your mother brought to you in her life. You are an inspiration to many people, and I can't Thank you enough for sharing your story with others. The pictures that you shared of your family were filled with love. Your mom is looking over you now, and knows you will be together again some day. You should be so proud of yourself for the great job you did caring for your mom. God bless, and good health ..

Wed, Dec 03, 2008
Carmen, You are an inspiration to so many, and your love for your mother shines eternal. She must be so proud.

Janell Rubbo
Wed, Dec 03, 2008
My father to passed Febuary8,2008. He was 84 years young. I was his second daughter my parents stayed at my house the last year of his life. My mom couldn't do anymore for him so I took over. He was like a baby. He thought I was his girl friend. I sure miss him the man he was.A great father Husband to my mother and one big kid a heart, he love the kids. A little league coach for 22 years here at Sparten little league.
They called him GEGE

Nathan & Brenda Bailey
Wed, Dec 03, 2008
In God's speed we will all "STRIVE TO SURVIVE"
Nathan & Brenda Bailey
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Carmen Alicia Merced
Tue, Dec 02, 2008
Thank you mom meant the world to me and losing her has been devastating. Doing this in her memory means alot to me. I am sorry for your loss as well, You will be in my prayers. Thank you once again.

Sharman Woll
Tue, Dec 02, 2008
I just wanted to let you know how much your story touched my heart. I lost my Mom to ALZ on Sept. 8, 2008 & I lost my Dad to ALZ on July 11, 2003. My heart goes out to you, as the upcoming holiday season will be difficult. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers - as I hope you will me.
I have just begun to realize how much I miss both of my parents - especially now. The last 10 mo of Dad's life and the last 7 mo of Mom's life was spent in a nursing home as I am a single Mom/Grandma myself and I couldn't quit my job, to stay home and care for them. But there are times, when I feel so quilty, that I couldn't do that for them, as they were two of the most wonderful parents God ever put on this earth. And they took such good care of me and my girls, after my divorce in 1992. Sending you a warm hug, and lots of love - cause I sense we are feeling much of the same loss during this upcoming holiday season.
God Bless You for all you did, for your Mom,
Sharman :)

Carmen Alicia Merced
Mon, Dec 01, 2008
This is in memory of my precious mother who passed away on February 20, 2008.

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