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Team Gibbon is the name of a group of people from the Gibbon, MN area that are helping to make a difference in various charity and research organizations.  A Gibbon native, Barb, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.  We will walk to help find a cure, support the warriors fighting the battle, assist the caregivers and in memory for those lost.

This is Barb's story -

In Fall of 2014, my children noticed things were not right with me.  We made the decision to bring these instances to a doctor's attention.  My regular family doctor decided to look into the medications I was taking and make changes.  We didn't see a change in behavior or memory, so it led to visiting other doctors and more extensive tests beginning in March of 2015.  After seeing numerous doctors, psychiatrists and specialists, we were able to have multiple tests done that related to the function of your brain.

In July of 2015, my neurologist felt I was unable to perform my normal work duties at 3M, which I had been employed at for 27 years.  He did not allow me to go back to work from that point on.  At this point we still did not have a diagnosis, but continued to search.

On December 9, 2015,  at the age of 57, my life changed!  I was diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer's disease.  I am still unable to work so we try to find things to fulfill my time.  I have "good days" and I have "not so good days."  I have to remember though that some days can be very frustrating, but these 'not so good" days may be considered as "good days" in the future.  I am very fortunate to have my husband, father, siblings, children and my grandchildren close by.  I have a passion for life and I live every day for my family.  I want to continue to make memories with my grandchildren.  They are truly my pride and joy.

Join us to reclaim the future for millions! Join our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer's, and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans.

 

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Team Progress
of Goal
$24,600 Raised
$8,000.00
308% Achieved

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2022 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Greater Mankato
Saturday, September 10, 2022

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Team Fundraiser
$8,919
Team Fundraiser
$4,191
99 Anonymous
$3,210
Gibbon Swears to Find a Cure
$1,035
Anonymous
$1,000
099 Anonymous
$770
In memory of Arline Kiecker
$525
Blazing West Stars 4-H Group
$515
Gibbon Combined Charities
$515
Jan Kiecker
$450
Anonymous
3M Matching Gift - Betty Grewe
$220
Ms. Jessica Domeier
$200
Brett Bleick Karen Nesburg Bleick
$200
Gibbon Lions Club
$200
Candy Bar Sales
$150
Anonymous
Catherine Fairbanks
$120
3M matching Gift-Betty Grewe
$120
Pat & Barb Kraus
$100
Amy TenEyck
$100
UFC
$100
Jon & Lori Grosklags
$100
Tammie Kaste
$100
Roger Kistner
$100
Minnwest Bank Employees
$95
Team Fundraiser
$75
Silent Auction
$72
Nancy Guggisberg
$65
Ralph and Jane Ruschmeyer
$60
Team Fundraiser
$60
Team Fundraiser
$60
Jo Gatton
$60
Team Fundraiser
$50
Barry Thompson
$50
Team Fundraiser
$50
Mark Ullery
$50
Paul & Jan Kiecker
$50
Candy Bar Sales
$35
Anonymous
Deb Schaefer
$35
Team Fundraiser
$30
Minnwest Bank Employees
$30
Team Fundraiser
$30
Sue R
$25
Beth Magnusson
$25
Minnwest Bank Employees
$25
In honor of Norbert Laing
$20
Team Fundraiser
$20
In honor of Phyllis Portner
$20
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99 Anonymous
Gibbon Swears to Find a Cure
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