Helen Collins: mother, grandmother, great grandmother, a beautiful soul
Helen Collins, my grandmother, was a true ray of sunshine in everyone's life. She could light up a room with her smile or her laugh. She loved being with her family and loved a good party. Helen could make you laugh with her silly story, making waiting in the car easy by encouraging you to sing "You're a Grand Old Flag" repeatedly, and could hit you square on with a pair of socks from feet away if you weren't paying attention. All of our favorite memories as a family include Grandma. She was truly the glue that held our family together.
Unfortunately, we lost my grandmother to Alzheimer's in 2014. This year marks 7 years since she has been gone. 7 years seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye. We would give anything to have her here with us today, which is why we walk. I miss my grandma; yesterday, today, and always.
Alzheimer's isn't stopping, and neither are we.