In 2013 I lost my dad to Alzheimer's. It was the hardest thing in my life watching this strong man that beat everything slowly fade away. I'm thankful that my dad knew who I was all the way to the end. Though it was hard to watch him fade I would do it all over again. Several people knew my dad as Dick Artley, but they also knew him cause of the animals he owned. My dad use to own a zoo, yes I'm talking about lions, bears (his favorite was Tabby) and a tiger (also is favorite Samcat) and many other animals. People would say they could hear them roar miles away.
I'm leading the way to Alzheimer's first survivor by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®. 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.
Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease. Please make a donation to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. If you can't donate please consider joining me in the walk to end Alzheimer's,
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