Dear Family and Friends,
The Longest Day...The 36-Hour Day....The Long Goodbye - all names given to the cruelest, most insidious disease. Alzheimer's - even the name sounds sharp and mean. This disease has severed all the hopes, dreams, and plans that Ron and I had for the rest of our lives together.
I have lost my relationship with my husband, my best friend, my soul mate. Even though Ron still "lives", it is a terrifying, confusing, and sometimes painful existence for him. Ron is still my beloved husband, but he is no longer the witty, irreverent, loving and devoted man that I married. Even though I can still see him, touch him, kiss him - to him I am just a nice lady who visits, brings cookies, holds his hand, and says, "I love you," a lot. All that I can do, along with my many friends who are living in or have lived through this nightmare, is work toward a cure for this horrible disease to eliminate future suffering for others.
I hop that you will support this effort to shine light upon the darkness of Alzheimer's Disease. Thank you.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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