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Syd Backman was my best friend, partner and constant companion for 38 years.

He was joyful and funny, and loved to cook and care for me.  He loved our dogs.  He loved his family.

Most of this was lost when he developed Alzheimer's. He lost his driver's license, forgot how to walk and his leg muscles atrophied.  He kept falling and I did not have the strength to pick him up. He spent the last two and half years of his life in care facilities.  It would take two people to pick him up and take him to the bathroom or put him to bed.  At times he would act like a toddler, and at other times he would have flashes of total lucidity, when he would tell me he had nothing to live for, and both of us would cry.  We both suffered terribly in his last years.

It is so important that we find a cure for this disease, both for those afflicted, and for the greater number of people who care for them. 

Please join me in raising the funds for the research, and also for the wonderful work done by the Alzheimer's Association who gave me much guidance and support throughout for free.  I am indebted to them.

Katherine Backman


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ARTHUR and JOAN MARKOVITS COMPANY
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Annette Friedlein
$300
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Lori Good
$180
Janice H Nadler
$150
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$120
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$100
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THOMAS W MURPHY FRANCES E MURPHY
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$100
Rob and Donna Ryan
$100
Mary Jo Macomber
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$25
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