I'm helping reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®. Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
I support this cause because my father, Eugenio, suffers from Alzheimer. Although his condition is not as severe as other's, it is an emotional and physical struggle for him and for my family. It breaks one's heart to see a loved one struggling with memory loss and not being able to perfom basic life skills. A Walk to End Alzheimer's is an emotional battle for me and it means that I will do everything possible to help my dad hold on tight to his memories and his knowldege, to the stories he used to tell me when I was a child, to remembering how to write his name on a piece of paper, to the little things like buckling yourself when getting in the car and the difference between lemon juice and grape juice, to remember who he is, his achievements and impact in this world, along with the different experiences of tomorrow that I hope he remembers by the end of the day so he may tell me about it when I call him. I walk for my dad and for every other Alzheimer's and Dementia patient, because it does not matter how mild or severe the stage, no one deserves to feel lost in this world.
The end of Alzheimer's disease starts with you. Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
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