In our family Alzheimer's is genetic. My Father, Uncle, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather all had it. After genetic testing was done at Stanford University, they discovered that my Dad had 2 of the APOE4 genes and it was determined that my sister or I may both have the gene.
I'd like to thank all of the people who have showed our family love and support with their generous donations the past two years. My Mom ranked in the Top 5 fundraisers. We also welcome others to join our team or walk with us if you have a personal connection to this cause.
I made this tribute video for my Dad. It was hard to showcase his life in less than 4 minutes. Since 2016 we have been losing him slowly year after year. This past December, my Mom couldn't keep up with his disease progression and he entered long term care. As much as I would love to keep making more memories with him, I know that he is safe and structured and overall happy with is placement.
This is our life. It's not what it was before but the heart never forgets.
Alzheimer's isn't stopping and neither are we. By participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's(R), I'm raising funds and awareness to advance the fight against this disease -- funds that allow the Alzheimer's Association(R) to provide 24/7 care and support while accelerating critical research.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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