John Musser

is fundraising to honor:

Caregivers

Fundraising Progress

John Musser
of Goal
$57,380 Raised
$20,000.00

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supporting the fight to end Alzheimer's

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The Caregiver's Journey

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My Story

(Details below my poem)

A Husband's Prayer

Having seen the toll of dementia, several times before,

I was sure I knew the road, and knew the final score.

Lord, I thought I knew the burden, I thought I knew the cost.

I thought I knew the journey, and never would be lost.

For I'd watched my mother struggle, with the fading of my Dad,

and admit that her frustration, often made me mad.

But then one day you called me, and placed my duties square,

to rest upon my shoulders, my own wife's need of care.

And quickly did the weight bear down, and press upon my soul;

I thought I knew the burden of the Caregiver's vital role.

My mother's gone, but to her I've pled, throughout these recent years,

asking her forgiveness, most often through my tears.

Lord, I've come to understand, that often in plain sight,

the Truth is STILL elusive, til yourself, are in the fight.

So from this place, I ask today, for Your ear upon my prayer,

that moving forward in to the fray, through You, my strength will bear.

Forgive me for my loss of patience, a foe I MUST defeat, 

and allow that I forgive myself, and not turn in retreat.

Please Lord let me always see, the woman I always knew,

shining through the imposter, stealing her from me, not You. 

Grant that I answer questions, like she's never asked before,

and of anything she ever needs, that never I ignore.

Let me smile when I want to cry, and make her smile too, 

and let me make her every day, feel like something new.

Bless me with the courage, to carry her in every way;

to make the best, for both of us, of every single day.

Make of me, a better husband, and at least, an "average" wife,

that as both, and to my best, I ease the struggle of her life.

And when my chores are crushing, and I feel I'm losing hope,

shine brightly, in my friends and family, the strength I need to cope.

And finally Lord, my last request,

I beg you grant to me;

for without it Lord, I must confess,

I see only agony.

That, on that day she first awakes,

and I'm a stranger now,

fill me with the strength it takes,

to calm her fears somehow.

In closing Lord, I've asked for much,

and offered nothing in return,

so from me to You, my eternal thanks,

for nothing I deserve;

the honor here, to care for her,

of whom you love, SO dear;

and chance to be a greater man,

and Victory over fear.

AMEN 


Starting on 21 Jun at 10am, I'll be rowing for 24hrs on a Concept2 rowing machine, with my first goal, to raise as much as possible. My second victory will be to finish, and lastly, to potentially set a new world record. Follow this journey in a live stream https://youtu.be/J256I_ReCVQ which will open at 9:45am. Dedicating my effort to caregivers, not because I am one, but because AS one, I'm intimately familiar with the suffering burden of their relentless Love. Help me raise $1,000.00 per hour, which will be a goal-breaker! God bless.

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Thank You Donors!
Anonymous
$1,000
Anonymous
$500
Anonymous
Anonymous
$250
Bill and Traci Musser
Bontrager Family
Bruce & Lou Ann Brydges
$250
Bryan Bean and Family
$500
Carol Kovisars
$250
Cathy & Scott Palmer
$250
Clair and Fran
$250
D. Michael Geller
Dan and Jane
Dave & Susan Osgood
$250
Dave Velasquez
$500
Facebook Fundraiser
$1,000
Facebook Fundraiser
$500
Facebook Fundraiser
$500
Facebook Fundraiser
$300
Facebook Fundraiser
$300
Hicks Family
$400
Hise Family
$750
Jeff and Ellie Taliaferro
$500
Jeff and Tracy Crandall
$250
John Arthur
$500
John Musser
$1,245
Jon & Rutjie
$750
Joyce Grego
$500
Kathie & Jay Simmons
$1,000
Leonard Victoria
$250
Mark and Cindy Gass
$500
Mark and Frances Gass
$500
Mark and Lorraine
$500
Matthew T Pike Jessica J Pike
$500
Ned Hubard
$1,000
Nix Family
$500
Rick & Sara
Ryan Hitchings
$300
Sagely family and friends
$625
Scott
Scott & Jen Wise
$500
Stan & Wendy Wood
$250
Steve and Tawn Lowell
$500
Susan Sevigny
$300
The Aki Family
$250
The Bass Family....in memory of Mary Jewell Bass
The Vedrani Family
$500
Tom Quinn
$250
Tyler Johnson
$250
Worthington Family
$250
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