My mom passed away from Alzheimer's Disease on 1/24/2022. I didn't know that when someone you love passes away, you can physically feel your heart break into a million pieces. I'm not ok - I probably won't be for quite awhile, and that's ok. My mom was my best friend - the reason I breathe. I might be adopted but I still get my laugh from her, my confidence from her and my sense of humor (and sarcasm) from her. I get my love of coffee and wine, my compassion and my wit from her. She taught me how to stand up for myself, how to fight for myself and how to be myself - unapologetically. She taught me everything I know about love and loyalty and being a good friend. She answered my calls at any time of night, even if it was 2am, I had too much to drink at a party and just wanted to tell her "I love you." I'm glad now that I woke her up so often just to tell her "I love you."
Heaven gained the best angel.
I love you Mom, rest in the sweetest peace.
I will NEVER stop fighting to end this disease.
8/5/45 - 1/24/2022
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