Around this time last year my mom told me she had been feeling a bit depressed. Being stuck at home due to Covid, & struggling with the isolation was really getting her down - which is unusual for her.
But then she lit up and said…”When I was sitting and thinking the other day, I had this epiphany. I remember it bc I came up with an acronym. JKM. JUST.KEEP.MOVING.
When I move – I am better. So I’m just going to keep moving!”
& That’s what we ALL must do…J.K.M. – JUST.KEEP.MOVING.
One morning at a time. One step at a time. One day at a time. One dollar at a time.
We must keep our mission moving forward. To live in a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.
She is the light of my family and the glue that holds it together. As her Alzheimer's progresses, she holds her head up fearlessly & faces it head-on. She refuses to let it define the good times she has left with us. It is through her unwavering strength that I find the inspiration to raise awareness, fundraise, and participate in the Walk 2 End Alz. I know she won't stop fighting even when she is at her worst. Therefore, I won't stop fighting until there is a cure. I love you, Mom.
I also walk for my father, Glenn Watson, who is my mother's primary caretaker and who's work, love & patience often gets overlooked just like so many other caretakers. Thank you for everything you do for mom - and for all the other caretakers out there, you're so brave and are in the trenches with this disease day in and day out.
As the LA Walk 2 End Alzheimer's Event Chair, I see first hand the impact these walks have on our communities and the importance of advocating on behalf of such a wonderful organization.
We can lead the way to Alzheimer's first survivor by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®. Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease. Please make a donation to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
Thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer's!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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