As a Millennial who has spent the last 12 years working for Home Instead Senior Care, and the last 5 as a Client Care Coordinator/Manager, I have been blessed with the opportunity to help hundreds of families by keeping their elderly loved ones safe in their own homes. I have been on the front lines of the battle with this awful disease, witnessing first hand the wake of destruction it leaves behind. I personally have sat with over hundreds of families that need some form of home assistance, but the Alzheimer’s families have my ❤. Especially those that are unaware of Alzheimer’s Disease’s warning signs / early stage indicators, and were caught off guard when their loved one’s “forgetting a couple things” suddenly becomes “mom forgets my name now”. This year has been so depressing for so many people, and at times has felt like “hope” is a thing of the past. Those Alzheimer’s Disease patients in memory care facilities especially, have been on my mind and heart since the beginning of the pandemic. Also their loved ones who haven’t been able to physically hold their parents. They are the people I honor by walking to end Alzheimer's Disease.
My mom had me join her first team at age 14, entering my freshman year at Detroit Catholic Central High School. This is the first team I am (co) captaining, and the first time I’ve raised more than $100 in donations. The Alzheimer’s Walk helped me regain a sense of hope, that I haven’t felt since at least January of this year. The donation tracking system they use has given me a sense joy as I finally found one thing worth being competitive towards again, which although is not it’s purpose, but in a time without sports...it has driven me to want to try that much harder to help the Alzheimer’s Association!
If those weren’t enough, my new Coworker Ally is a true Alzheimer’s Association CHAMPION! She has the biggest heart and has inspired me to be better myself as a person! Thanks CO-Captain!
Help me not only raise donations but also awareness in order to make tomorrow a little brighter than today.
With love and thanks
- Matt -
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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