Sigma Kappa's philanthropy is especially important to me because my paternal grandma has Alzheimer’s. To put it plainly, the disease is a heartbreaking process to witness. Over the past several years, I have witnessed its effects firsthand. My grandma struggles to recognize her own son, or even remember that she has one. She doesn’t use my name (or even my nickname, Clairvoyant, which she lovingly called me for years) because she doesn’t know it anymore. It’s hard to believe that this is the same woman who once sang to my sister and me as she prepared us breakfast (she always insisted cantaloupe was best served with chocolate syrup on top), the same woman who pitched a tent in the side yard and told scary stories as we camped out.
Through it all, I am blessed to be a part of an organization that is involved with the Alzheimer’s Association. My once-negative experience with Alzheimer's has evolved into a positive one through the support of my sorority. Between research, medical advancements, and dedicated individuals, I know there is hope for the future of this disease.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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