At the age of 73 my grandma made the courageous and selfless decisions to take in my sister and I. Myself at the age of 8 months and my sister just about to turn 2yrs. With every odd set against her including financial, transportation, and food insecurities she still always put my sister and I first. She wasn't perfect but she worked hard everyday to make sure we never went without what we needed. She inspires me everyday to put my best self forward, her passing was not easy with dementia and it is something I still struggle with everyday. My move to the PNW showed me a new appreciation for life and I dedicated my first two years in Oregon to serving the elderly as a med aide working nightshift in assisted living. I have seen the effects this disease has on so many, and the variations that can come to each individual, my heart is with this cause dearly and I thank anyone taking the time to read my story.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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