My grandmother, my Lola Conching, Consuelo Sebastian was my light. When she was around me I felt the comforting warm glow of her love. Her light brightened every room that she entered. Her grandkids were her LIFE. She always had an understanding smile even when we did the craziest, most horrible things, that kids often did. She would still have our favorite treats - cupcakes, fried plantains, lumpia eggrolls, home fries, the best fried chicken this side of the Pacific - waiting for us when we got off the bus or finished our long walk or bike ride from school. And she would know when to listen and provide much-needed priceless wisdom. All with a warm hug and gentle rub and pat on your back to let you know no matter what everything will be okay.
But then she started forgetting things. Her light would flicker and dim, To the point that she didn't know where or who she was or anyone one around her. Except for children. She knew them and smiled for them. But only for moments at a time. Alzheimer's took from this special kind hearted lady the gift that she gave so selflessly. It takes the past, the present, and the future - cruelly and without remorse. We must fight it and END it once and for all!
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’s research, care and support.
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.
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