I am joining the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in honor of my wife, Sandy Manoogian.
Sandy is the most hardworking, compassionate, and loving person I know. When I think of my wife, I think of how unselfish of a person she is—how she is always willing to help others regardless of the circumstance. I think of how open she has been to trying something new and willing to take a chance in life so she never lived in fear of the unknown. I think of all of her accomplishments — owning her own firm, working full time and getting her doctoral degree all while we raised our young family at the same time. She was a master at juggling everyone’s schedules—she never missed a beat.
Over the last 34 years of our marriage, we have experienced an abundance of happiness, in particular raising a family and building our life together, while also experiencing some difficult times when it comes to both of our health. It is during those times that Sandy and I have taken turns lifting each other up and giving one another the strength to overcome whatever it was we were up against.
Sandy was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2020 at the age of 67. While the disease has impacted her memory and in some instances her ability to do activities how she once did, her positive outlook on life and love for those around her has remained unchanged.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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