March 1, 2017 I lost my best friend, confidant and the person I trusted most with my innermost feelings... my Mother. Granted she was mentally gone years before, I still talked to her as if she was the “same”. I wanted to believe she was still the mother instead of me being her caregiver.
I have been doing the Walk to End Alzheimer’s for 8 years. I will do it til I no longer can. The genetic history is strong in my family. My Grandmother had it along with 3 of her siblings. I am scared. I fight for my brothers and I. I fight for the people who don’t know a thing about this horrible disease.
It is frightening that this is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and people turn their blind eye to it! The treatment is out there and dare I say a cure?!? But without people like myself and everyone else fighting for a cure it will never happen. So please, help us help ourselves and others.
There is a first survivor.... we will find one!
Imagine losing your memories—forgetting your friends, unable to recognize your spouse, no longer recalling the names of your own children. Imagine, too, that you lose interest in reading, hiking, cooking or whatever other pastimes and passions define your life. Now imagine that you can no longer eat, walk or dress yourself. You must rely on people around you for the most basic human tasks, like taking medications and brushing your teeth, but you don’t fully understand what’s going on, because you can’t remember what’s happened or why.
This is life with Alzheimer’s disease.
I'm walking to help reclaim the future for millions. By participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's, I'm committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer research, care and support.
Thank you for joining our movement! The end of Alzheimer's disease starts here. And with your help there will one day be a first survivor!
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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