Friends and Family!
I need your support!
A long story short, my mother, Juanita was diagnosed with Dementia/Early Onset Alzheimer’s in 2012. The family had no idea of what to expect. We were in total denial. We went to doctors after doctors after doctors only to get the same answers. We had to come to terms with what we were up against. So we pulled together even closer as a family to make sure my mom got the proper care, treatment she needed. If you haven't experienced this first hand, you can only imagine what one goes through even family members. This is something you don’t want to experience. Because I know how hard it is first hand to watch someone you love disappear right before your eyes--its so heartbreaking.
My mom started to decline over time. She started to forget things in the present but could remember things from the past. She went from begin the GLUE of the family, a strong, independent, fearless, church going woman back to a baby stage again. She had become mute and totally dependent upon us. And I know she hated that..because of who she was.
This disease has taught me so much. It has taught me how important family and friendships are. Family, friendship and support can mean the world to someone.
There's no happy ending with Alzheimer's.
My mom journey with Alzheimer's ended March 9, 2019 but mines has not. My family is just one of the millions of other families across the country who suffers/suffered because of the lack of treatment and cure.
Taking care of my mom was a privilege and I have no regrets. I got to show her how strong I was and that was because of how she raised me. The whole experience was hard and it’s still hard but I will get through it. I will remember my mother for the woman she was and not the heartache Alzheimer's caused.
I've been wanting to do something to honor my mom and to make an impact on this horrible disease. So with my family members beside me, I "we" will walk in the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's - West Alabama and we need your help. The funds raised through my donation page (link below) will go directly to the Alzheimer's Association where they provide resources, support and research for all types of dementia. An estimated 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer's or other dementia, including more than 5 million Americans. In the U.S. alone, 16 million friends and family members are providing care. We must take action now or these numbers will continue to rise. Please join me in making a difference! Your help is greatly appreciated!
Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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