Dear Family and Friends,
What a couple of years its been! Covid -19 has changed or effected just about everyone's life in one way or another.
Audrey and I are no different. I truly believe that Audrey's Alzheimer's has progressed as a result of the isolation this pandemic caused. Audrey was attending a dementia day care facility at Eliza Jennings in Cleveland. Attending Eliza Jennings helped me keep Audrey at home a year longer then I would have been able to do otherwise. Audrey now lives at Ganzhorn Memory Suites in Avon, a dementia care facility. I tried as long as I could to keep her at home, but it just wasn't to be. Neither of us was doing very well. We talked, we cried, and we made the decision together. Audrey really enjoys the companionship and the activities of a group, and that's what Ganzhorn provides. The facility is close to home which allows me to visit her every day. Through it all, Audrey has remained happy. She could have been depressed or even violent. Audrey has remained a happy person throughout this whole experience. For this I am grateful! My goal for Audrey is quite simple, happy and safe, and at Ganzhorn I have just that.
It's hard to believe that Audrey has been fighting this terrible disease for over eleven years . With your help, we have been able to raise over to $50,000 to help find a cure. But the fight is not over. Audrey and I will continue to help raise awareness and funds until someone holds a white flower at a walk representing the first cured person.
That's why Audrey and I are joining the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's at the Crushers Stadium in Avon, Ohio, on Saturday, September 17th, 2022. This year the walk may look a little different, but the goal is the same, to help bring awareness and funds to support Alzheimer's care, support and research. Together, we can become an unstoppable force against this devastating disease.
Help us reach our goal by making a donation on our fundraising page. Our Team is called Audrey's Army. We hope to make a big contribution in the fight against Alzheimer's by surpassing last year's total of over $11,000.00. Audrey and I would be so grateful if you would sponsor Audrey's Army. Your support will help the Alzheimer's Association to advance critical research for all those affected by this devastating disease. We are walking to make a difference for the future.
We all have a reason to end Alzheimer's. What's yours? Please visit our fundraising Web page to sign up and donate today.
Love and God Bless,
Dave and Audrey Rickey
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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