I'm leading the way to Alzheimer's first survivor 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.
Many of you may know that my mission is to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease so one day families won’t have to watch their loved ones suffer the way I have. This has been very important to me for a LONG time. My story began over 10 years ago when my grandma, Santina Berte was diagnosed with Dementia/ Alzheimer’s. I wasn’t sure of the road ahead of us at that point. I could have never imagined it would be as hard as it was. We took it day by day while the disease took away the person my grandma once was. No matter what version of grandma the disease was giving me I loved her just as much. We were fortunate to have spent a lot of time together, time I’ll never forget- even when I knew she would never remember. In October 2016 I lost my grandma. I walk for her.
Unfortunately my story with Alzheimer’s didn’t end there. In August of 2017 my dad, Roy Boos was also diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer’s. This time we knew what the road ahead of us could look like but that hasn’t made it any easier. I was devastated that this disease will eventually take another person I love SO much. Day by day, step by step, we do it together! I will do whatever it takes to be there and support my dad through this rough journey. I walk for him.
Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease. Please help by making a donation to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Many families have stories just like mine. Lets make these stories a part of history and Walk to END Alzheimer’s disease.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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