I am walking in honor of Grandma Eva.
Our story is kind of unique in that she wasn't biologically my grandmother. When I was 2 years old, the last of my living grandparents passed away. Eva was a good friend of theirs and a family friend as well. At the age of 4 years old, I recall asking her to be my grandma and asked if it was ok if I called her that. Thankfully she accepted and since that day, she became my grandmother in every since of the title. She cheered loudly during every basketball and softball game, gave me honest advice whether I wanted to hear it or not and was there for me in every aspect of my life. She became my grandmother in every way. Tragically, as she became older she was diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer's. It started out with her forgetting little things and constantly forgetting where she left things, to ultimately making her lose her memory completely, including the knowledge of who I was. Needless to say, this is an awful disease that has affected so many people in our little family alone. I can't imagine how frustrated and confused she must have been. My grandmother passed away 6 years ago and as hard as it was to say goodbye the day of her funeral, I know she was finally at peace and all those feelings of doubt and confusion were wiped away.
I am walking in honor of her. A woman that changed the life of a little 4 year old girl and forever became a part of our family. Please help me to honor her and her memory with a donation. More research needs to be done to fine a cure for this awful disease!
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