I was at a young age when I lost my Grandpa Bob due to Alzheimer's, but I still had a great relationship with him as he used to always watch my cousins and I with my Grandma Eunice. For those that don't know, my Grandpa Bob was the Head Football coach and teacher at Fridley High School and has since had the football field named after him. What a great honor that was to celebrate that a few years ago.
My Grandma Donna unfortunately left us in 2013. The bond that we shared together started when I was a little infant as she lived with our family. Over the years we shared so many great memories from when she would take Shaughn and I to the park, to the State Fair and many other places. She was a wonderful Grandma that would do anything for her family.
My Grandma Eunice was diagnosed with Dementia approximately 5 years ago and has been living at St. Therese's in Brooklyn Park. She certainly isn't the same person that she has always been, but it is always a joy to visit with.
As you can tell this is a very important cause to me and any support and donations can go a long ways to finding a cure to Alzheimer's.
By participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's(R), I'm committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer's research, care and support.
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.
I need your support to do my part! Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.
Thank you for joining the movement! The end of Alzheimer's disease starts with you.
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