The Sarasti Family and the Sotelo Family are teaming up one again to support our beautiful mothers - Ana Sarasti and Ana Sotelo - Team Ana.
Mom was everything you could ask for in a mother. But she was so much more than that. We were a team from day. She was my teacher, my juror, my proofreader, my patron of the arts supporting my creative impulses. We share many qualities, but she was also the yin to my yang. The preparation to to my procrastination. The order to my affinity for a little dose of chaos. She was the sense to my dreams, and her many dreams became my reality. I am everything I am because of you, Mom. You have given me everything I need.
And with that reminder, I want to make sure everyone understands that Ana’s work is not done.
No question, ALZ is a cruel disease - in mom’s case, tackling one of her most powerful weapons - her mind. Ironically, her recurring, steadfast words of wisdom to me were, “Your knowledge is your power. No one can take away the things you know.”
Ultimately, it wasn’t just her mind powering her forward. It was her heart and her spirit. Her joy. Her endless love.
Ana Maria Sotelo is the meaning of unconditional love. She has taught so many people along the way how to love, why to love and when to love...ALWAYS. She is a mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, wife and woman of great faith. It is her faith that gives us hope that someday their will be a cure to this terrible and heartbreaking disease. Even in the darkest moments of enduring the effects of Alzheimer’s, our mom continues to share her light and love with all of us through her touch, her smile, and her perseverance.
What will I do?
Forget to do.
Who are you?
Losing it all
Don't let me fall.
Never give up the fight. #ENDALZ
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