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This fight is personal for our family.  Cary Swanson, an amazing husband, father, and grandfather, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease and Primary Progressive Aphasia, and lost his battle on September 22, 2020. 

It started in February of 2017, when Cary started to have trouble pronouncing certain words, or finding the right word. It was only every once in a while. In March we started noticing it more often, and by May we knew something was wrong when it became even more frequent, and his speech slowed dramatically. His doctor diagnosed him with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). But we didn't know what was causing it. 

In June 2017 we spent a week with the best neurologists in the country at the Mayo Clinic, and they confirmed PPA (logopenic sub-type), and suspected Alzheimer's Disease. On August 1 they confirmed that his spinal tap test results showed Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease. Within 1 1/2 years, Cary completely lost his ability to speak.

Cary and his wife, Lori, retired shortly after his diagnosis, and over the next 3 years, focused on Cary's health and quality of life, spending as much time as they could with family and friends, and traveling around the country.  

On September 22, 2020, Cary passed away peacefully at home.  He was an amazing husband, friend, father, and grandfather, and is missed terribly.

We appreciate your support and prayers!

Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. So are we. Join our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

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Jim Harley
Anonymous
$1,000
Jenny Bock
$200
Lori Swanson
$200
Steve Berg (in honor of Aunt Rosie Robison who passed from ALZ Oct. 2021)
$200
Chuck and Gail Mueller
$150
Anonymous
Patricia Polaski
Brian Eckert
$100
Brenda Lammi
$100
Mike Fenton
$100
Fred and Kristi Shepherd
$100
Brenda Lammi
$100
Michael R Or Elizabeth J Haar
$100
Sandra Donohue
$100
Joann Hondlik
$75
Katherine Warnke
$75
Richard Carl Anderson
$60
Erica Swanson
$50
Cathy Bisch
$50
Jenny Reagan Mena
$50
Callan Bock
$50
Anonymous
Wanita Johnson
$50
Kevin Bisch
$50
Wendy Rueger
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Stephanie powers
$50
Annah and Family
$50
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$50
BHG Clients
$40
Deborah Newmam
Lori Richert
Sarah Schneider
Shannon
$25
Emily Heying
Amy Haar
Abigail Shapiro
Top Donors
Jim Harley
Anonymous
Jenny Bock
Lori Swanson
Steve Berg (in honor of Aunt Rosie Robison who passed from ALZ Oct. 2021)

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