I lost my grandmother and dad to Alzheimer's. I miss my best friend, mentor, and cheerleader-Dad. I wish I could still run to him to tell him great news or hear his voice on the bad days. Watching the hulk of a man he was diminish to a little frail being, was heartbreaking. He forgot his grandkid's names, but he never forgot me. The last thing we did together was take his middle grandson to his first ball game. It was a short game because we had to leave. Dad got ill. My son and I finally got to finish the game the spring after dad passed. The picture I have attached was from that last game dad was with us.
My other son and I have walked the last three years. The first year we walked dad was still with us. The last two years we have walked in honor of dad.
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.
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