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Ed Creech was a WWII Veteran and a dynamic teacher in Orlando,Winter Park and Winter Garden Florida . He made history come alive with his entertaining stories that kept his listeners spellbound.
. He was a "do it yourself" kind of guy, building his retirement cabin on the St. John's River out of recycled materials and restoring an old houseboat. He enjoyed cattle ranching giving all his cows names . Noel was born on Christmas,Pearl on Pearl Harbor day.
As a real estate investor, a developer and thrifty saver he grew his fortune . But most important as dad,a grandad and a great grandad he loved and was loved by his family and all who crossed his path.
He was a man of his word and tough love. You that knew he loved you and was on your side. His warm smile and personality had you at hello and his historical knowledge,colorful stories and tall tales would captivate and entertain you for hours. He was a people person, an independent thinker and a man's man. He also enjoyed playing pranks and making people laugh. He was one of those bigger than life , unforgettable personalities that never knew a stranger and helped people in need.
Unfortunately this wonderful personality and life gradually faded away as dad fell victim to Alzheimer's . Dad died a mere shadow of the person he once was. Fortunately he always maintained his warm smile and love of people until the end. We can all remember, it's not what you take with you it's what you leave behind in people's hearts and minds. Dad left us all with many wonderful memories and many great lessons of life.
Until you personally watch this happen,it's difficult to understand or explain what it's like or how traumatic it really is for the person and the family around them . In the past few years I have discovered at least 3 friends who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's , a witty,talented photographer, actress, a shrewd businessman , shop owner, and a hardworking multi property investor. I know there are more. Alzheimer's is difficult to diagnose and recognise at first . Its very hard to accept,watch and believe when it's your contemporaries and family , people you knew in a close personal way ! But please visit them.Your smiling face and presence means so much . If there are no words to exchange, there is always music or a warm handshake or hug to share. There's always something! Don't abandon them .
Ladies, it's a woman's disease! 75 % of Alzheimer's patients are women and many times if you aren't diagnosed with Alzheimer's,you could be a caretaker! Gentlemen, men of course are affected too ! Remember President Reagan, Glen Campbell,Gene Wilder,Norman Rockwell ! Step up to help make this something in our rear view window . You or someone in your life could be stricken too. We need everyone's help! Family and friends,please donate your dollars to fight this insidious disease that robs our loved ones of their minds ,and their precious memories ! Remember, every 67 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's! This horrible disease kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined !
Alzheimer's is way behind in research dollars and we need your help! Please give what you can. Please join our Creech Creepers and Friends Volusia team and ask your friends to help. Write your congressman. Join AIM Alzheimer's Impact Movement . Alzheimer's patients cost 5 times more to treat and if we don't slow it down it will break MEDICARE ! Pick your path and maximize your power where it counts and is the most effective ! Just please help !
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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