I have been dragging my feet on getting this done because it's hard to do. I haven't wanted to say it. We lost my good, sweet, funny brother Bill in May to Alzheimer's Disease. There I said it. It still hurts and I'm sick of it. I'm sick of this disease taking my people from me. Sick of it cutting their lives short. Bill was just 60 years old. He was a great brother, father, grandfather, and husband and should be enjoying life with us.
My sister Jan is almost 59, just two years older than me, and has progressed to the point that she needs more care than her husband and adult children can provide. It's so hard to say it. It's hard to say that the drug trials they both participated in have failed. It's hard to tell you that 2019 is not looking good for the first Alzheimer's survivor. I wanted it so much to be them. It's hard to keep asking for donations when it seems it's not helping.
I know even in failure, the drug trials result in learning and hope for the next generation of drugs that are being tried today. I know we can't stop hoping and won't stop asking for your support until there is a cure.
Please consider helping by donating to my Alzheimer's Walk in any amount you can. My family's team, Steps Of Hope, remains the top fundraising team for the Providence Rhode Island Walk to End Alzheimer's. We have a group goal of raising $20,000 this year. I hope you can help.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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