Hello! I am walking for my father, Michael J. Kearns, who suffered from dementia. I have been participating in the fundraising for the Alzheimer's Association for 20+ years.
Alzheimer's takes away memories --memories of childhoods, memories of vacations, memories of work, memories of school, memories of friends -- and even the memories of your family. After my father showed signs of dementia, he had to have prostate surgery.
I visited him in the hospital and tried to help him with his meal and he punched me, or rather, he punched someone he thought was a stranger who was trying to kidnap him. No doubt he was flashing back to his days as aP.O.W. during WWII. But, the reality is he had no idea who he was, let alone that he had a daughter.
Please donate to my walk so other family members don't have to experience this kind of pain -- emotional and physical!
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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