Our journey started in 2013, and it's been a long and often lonely road over the last 6 years. They call this disease "the long goodbye" because our loved ones fade slowly over years. It truly is the longest goodbye I've ever experienced.
My dad is in a nursing home now. He has a few words and sentences left, but as he enters the next stage he will lose more of his ability to speak, until he can no longer talk. I know that I'm lucky in that he's still here. He may not know who I am, but he always has a smile for me, and his laugh and sense of humor are still contagious. He's still in there somewhere... but he's slipping further and further away... and someday he'll be gone.
I'm walking to honor my dad, George Cuddy. I’m walking and raising money, not just for Alzheimer’s, but for all forms of dementia. I’m walking to honor and remember my grandpa, my nana, and my uncle.
I'm walking for every person and caretaker walking this uphill battle.
I'm walking to remember for the ones who can not.
Please support me by donating and/or joining my team to raise money and walk next to me.
I'm leading the way to Alzheimer's first survivor by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's(R). 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.
Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease. Please make a donation to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
Thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer's!
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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