I am participating in this walk to honor my mother, Paulene Rossman (and her sister, and three brothers) My mother struggled with a form of Alzheimer's Disease for over ten years, way before any of us knew what was happening to her. I say over ten because there were signs even before she went into an assisted living facility and eventually a nursing home where she lived for ten years. It was so painful to watch her slow deterioation; at first her frustration at herself for not remembering, then her sadness at the reality of the illness, then the slow decline into her own world that I could not enter. She always knew me though, at least that's what I choose to believe. She always knew hymns and scriptures, at least her eyes changed at their hearing.
Alzheimer's Disease is a terrible, heartbreaking journey for the individual and their family. It is a slow motion stealer of relationships. We must continue to work for a cure for this ravaging disease. I'm asking for your help in sponsoring me on the Walk to End Alzheimer's, Oct 9th in downtown Toledo. Together we can put an end to Alzheimer's Disease
Mary Jo Bray
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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