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Team Sandman was created 4 years ago, in honor of a Vietnam Veteran who made it through that War but lost his battle to Lewy Body Dementia. John Lawson Jr (aka Sandman) loved his family and especially his grandchildren, he was taken from us at the young age of 68. After he retired from the Terre Haute Parks Dept, he started showing some signs and symptoms of Parkinson's however when he would go to the doctor he would pass all of the test with flying colors. He continued to go down hill over 5 years, and he was finally diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. He was very lucky to have amazing care givers, his wife Diana, his son John, and his granddaughter Sawyer. Once he was diagnosed with LBD, he only live a few short months. He deteriorated very quickly, it was horrible to watch. LBD is one of the worst forms of Alzheimer's that you can get. As a family we were saddened by his passing, however we were rejoicing that he is no longer in pain, in a wheel chair, confused, and just not himself. We truly believe he is in Heaven, waiting to welcome all of us when our time comes.

Team Sandman is on a mission to raise as much awareness and funds that we can, because we don't want any other family to have to go through what our family has went through. We don't want anyone to have to deteriorate the way Big John and all of these other individuals that deal with it daily has. We want to shed light on this disease, Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the US! That needs to change. Most people believe that Alzheimer's is for older people, however it can effect anyone. There is a local team that is walking for their family member who has been diagnosed and he is only 48, he was diagnosed at 43!! Alzheimer's does not discriminate. 

This year our Motto is: In this family, No one fights ALONE!

Team Sandman is a family! Not by blood, but by love of helping others and working towards the same greater good!! 

The team Captains are: Amber Lawson and John Lawson, contact either of us for more info on Team Sandman


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We have raised

8000

Our Goal

Team Progress
of Goal
$2,520 Raised
$8,000.00
32% Achieved

Top Donors

Team Honor Roll
Lawson's Metal Creations
$650
L-J's Quick Mart
$180
Bob Burton
$140
Diana Lawson
$125
Samantha Drebes
$100
Sam's Shining Stars Inc (Sawyer's Bestest Friend Ever)
$100
Terre Haute Police Department
$100
Petcare Animal Hospital
$100
Lough Bros. Roofing & Siding Co. Inc.
$100
Meier Winery & Vinyard, LLC
$100
Spare Change (Amber Lawson)
$85
Norma Lewis
$65
Ollie's Canine Campus
$50
Dave Wright (Sullivan Post Office)
$50
Norma Lewis
$50
Marcia Payne (in Honor of Glenn Payne)
$50
Wish Bracelets
$42
Marsha
$40
Adamson's Portable Restrooms
$35
Anna & Adrian
$35
Grandma #1 (Diana Lawson)
$30
Facebook Fundraiser
$30
Diana Lawson
$25
Facebook Fundraiser
$25
Facebook Fundraiser
$25
Amber L Barnes
$25
Grandma #2 (Norma Lewis)
$20
Deborah Turner
$20
Grandma Celeste Jones
$15
Facebook Fundraiser
$15
Uncle John & Aunt Manda Pearce
$10
The Eickmeier's
$10
Facebook Fundraiser
$10
Aunt Gloria Hamilton
$10
Facebook Fundraiser
$10
A Gathering Place
$10
Anonymous
$6
Facebook Fundraiser
$5
Facebook Fundraiser
$5
Facebook Fundraiser
$5
Lottery ticket
$5
Facebook Fundraiser
$5
Top Donors
Lawson's Metal Creations
L-J's Quick Mart
Bob Burton
Diana Lawson
Samantha Drebes

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