My mom was diagnosed about 7-8 years ago with this horrible disease. At the time of her diagnosis she was living in Florida with my father. Knowing it wasn’t easy on my him we decided to bring them back to NY. This would allow more of us to help with her care. I wound up becoming her primary care giver. It had just become too much on my father to take care of her, his health wasn’t the best causing more strain on him. Unfortunately, after some time taking care of her and working full time it just became too much for me to handle as well. I had to make the hardest decision of my life, I had to put Mom into a nursing home. I felt no one can take care for my mom like I did. I visited her daily, even with my daily visits I saw how much she was declining. The bright smile had left her face, she soon did the blank stare, there was no more smiles. After 3-1/2 years in the nursing home the day came when Mom couldn’t take it anymore. On October 6th she finally went home to be with the Lord. She was surrounded by her loving family when she took her last breath. It wasn’t easy, but we all knew it was best. Me and my family knew we needed to be more involved and try to make a difference. So five years ago, one of my daughters said lets walk to honor Nani (that is what they called her). I walked with my husband, children, son-in-law and granddaughter in NYC for my mom, their mother in law, grandmother & great-grandmother. We will be walking for our fourth year in Suffolk county for her, as well as my husband's Uncle Mike who lost his battle on 6/16/2020 and too many others we know personally effected by this horrible disease. I know this disease effects many of us, we need to join together to keep making a difference. If you can donate towards the cause I would appreciate it, no amount is too small. OR come and walk with us the more the merrier. Thank you & God Bless
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