Kay was diagnosed with Posterior Cortical Atrophy, a rare variant of early-onset Alzheimer's, on her 59th birthday in 2013. Prior to that point, our lives were centered around activities with our kids and grandkids, excursions with family and friends, UW events, Broadway musicals - a variety of fun times. Since then our lives are devoted 24/7 to Kay's daily care. She is not mobile, cannot communicate, and really has no quality of life. She is simply existing.
A way to stop the progression of this disease, or a cure, is needed. I also lost my sister, Nancee, to the disease in November 2019 after she had battled it for 12 years. We walk and are actively involved with our local chapter of the Alzheimer's Organization, and we donate to the cause so that someday others won't have to face this awful disease in the ways which we do.
I'm leading the way to Alzheimer's first survivor by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®. Currently, more than 5.8 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease. Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease.
Join us in our fight for Kay. Please, make a donation to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Every little bit helps!
Thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer's! I thank you; the family thanks you, and if able, Kay would thank you too!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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