Why I Ride:
The last day of 2016 we said goodbye to my husbands mom at 1am, however we felt like we lost her years earlier. Confusion set in as early as her late 50s and early 60s. We watched her deterioate before our eyes. One minute talking to us, and the next minute talking to us about us, as if we were someone else. It was not our first time experiening this disease. We saw if first hand with her mom, my husband's Grandma. Mostly noticing she called my husband her son's name Tom, his Uncle Tom. After my mother in law's passing, her brother would pass just a few years later from the disease. Many silver alerts sent out as he took the keys and would drive off hours from the house until he was found and brought back home. His wife struggling with keeping him home with her, and his and her safety. Ulimately, having to let him go and have the professionals watch over him.
I am determined to go the distance for all those affected by Alzheimer’s. I am inspired by the strength of the more than 6 million Americans living with this disease, and the over 11 million family members and friends who provide them with care. I am also inspired by science.
Right now, there is no shortage of ideas in Alzheimer’s research — only dollars. Which is why I am asking for your support. I am participating on the Ride to End ALZ, a fully-supported, one day fundraising event where every dollar raised supports the Alzheimer’s Association’s efforts to discover methods of treatment and prevention for Alzheimer’s disease.
With each mile I ride, I am raising funds to advance research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s. Thank you for cheering me on.