My Alzheimer's story began with my Mom's diagnosis in November 2009. For nearly ten years my mom, Carolyn, slowly disappeared and we struggled with saying goodbye to the wife, mother, grandmother, cousin, and friend we loved as the disease progressed. Our "final" goodbye was on March 3, 2018 when she was called Home. Two weeks later I joined the committee for the Fort Bend "Walk" and created a Team. Thanks to generous family and friends our team reached Champion level and raised enough money to not only have one Grand Champion...but TWO! Toni and I were overwhelmed by the prayers and donations as we walked to honor our moms.
And although I will always walk for my mom, I named the Team "Memory Makers" because I have friends who are/were loving their own parents or family members through the stages and I wanted this to be a OUR team so we could walk together and support each other on our own journey. Therefore this year I will be walking for Toni's mom Kay Frances Moore too. She lost her battle to Semantic Dementia and was called Home February 28, 2019.
There will be more families with their own Alzheimer's or Dementia Story so I wanted to help lead the fight for Alzheimer's first SURVIVOR by volunteering and participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. Please join OUR team "Memory Makers" for the Fort Bend Walk To End Alzheimer's on Saturday October 26, 2019 at UH-Sugarland and/or make a donation to advance the care, support and research efforts of Alzheimer's Association.
Thank you for joining me in the fight against Alzheimer's one step at a time!
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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