My name is Sachita Gupta and I am fundraising for Alzheimer's Association. What is Alzheimer’s? It is a disease where the brain is damaged, causing individuals to lose their memories. My beloved grandma has been struggling with Alzheimer's disease (AD) for seven years. My grandma forgot how to wear clothes. My grandma forgot where she lives. My grandma forgot the names of her son, daughters, and husband. My grandma forgot how to form a sentence. My grandma, forgot who I am. I have painfully witnessed the devastating effects of Alzheimer's on my grandma and watched her deteriorate from the early to the late stages as she progressively lost her memory and personality. The worst experience I had was when she first stopped recognizing me by both my name and face; she would simply stare blankly at me, with no knowledge of who I am. When I was a child, I always admired her and only hoped that I could someday be as caring and strong as she was. I hoped that one day she would see me all grown up and be proud of the person I have become. But, that day will never come. So, what is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s plays with your emotions and hurts you. Alzheimer’s is a never ending battle that stays with you for your entire life. Alzheimer’s, takes away the person whom you love. I am extremely lucky to still have my grandmother with me today, but Alzheimer’s has made it so that she has the same body with loss of the person I knew.
Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Currently 5.7 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's and these numbers are predicted to rise dramatically if no action is taken. Despite various statistics portraying current and future outrageous effects, Alzheimer's is still the "ONLY TOP 10 cause of death in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed" (Alzheimer's Association). I want to raise money and support the Alzheimer's Association in hope that one day a cure or effective treatment for Alzheimer's may be found. I hope people with Alzheimer’s and their families do not have to live knowing that NOTHING could possible prevent them from experiencing Alzheimer’s painful and emotional roller coaster.
Alzheimer’s CAN end, but I need your help. Please make a donation to advance the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Join me as I honor my brave and loving grandmother’s battle against Alz.
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