The Longest Day is the day with the most light - the summer solstice. On June 21st, people from across the world will fight the darkness of Alzheimer's through a fund raising activity of their choice.
Last weekend, I visited my Mom. Of course, I wanted to spend time with her, but typically there are also tasks that need to be addressed when I visit. She has lost her car keys, or there are issues with locking herself out of her house, or the neighbors contacted me because something has gone awry. Only she believes there are no problems because there is no recollection of any of these things happening. I have told others that, in her eyes, I'm either the greatest thing since sliced bread or I'm the Spawn of Satan depending on the day. And when I have to address issues, it's usually the latter.
Alzheimer's takes everything. And it's heartbreaking when she tells me that her doctors are all quacks - she's fine - she forgets things every now and then, but she's older, so that's to be expected. On the good days, she understands the road ahead and that there is no cure. I cannot even imagine being in her shoes and knowing that, at some point, you won't remember your family member's names or where you live. It's just not fair. Some days I'm on brain overload, and it's just too much. But then I remember that I'm not the one who has the disease.
Someone has to be able to develop a cure. It has to be out there. It may be too late for my Mom, but in my lifetime I pray that I get to see the first survivor of Alzheimer's. That's why I'm fighting, and that's why I ask for your donations.
Please watch for some fund raiser activities coming shortly for Team Alz-Wiedersehen. And if you know of anyone (independent sales people) or companies who would like to partner for fund raisers, please let me know. Thanks!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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