This will be my 8th year participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's in honor of my mom. October will be the 9th anniversary of her passing from Alzheimer's. So much has changed for everyone in these last few years - and it's easy to forget what's still going on in the world. Alzheimer’s has not gone away and continues to affect millions of our loved ones.
Most people have heard the phase “Time heals all wounds”. When mom pass, I thought I would never heal from this loss. And as crazy as it seems, as each year went by, I started to heal. The memories of the disease and how it affected mom was slowly starting to disappear. And those sad memories were replaced with all the wonderful experiences I had growing up as a child and into my adulthood with my mother. Now when I think of mom, I see her in happier times. I see her in the kitchen, where she was always at her best. I remember the endless good times while vacationing in St Simons Island with the family. I remember the unconditional love she had for her husband and family. That’s the woman I remember now. Healthy, happy, loving, and unafraid of anything. She is forever young in my mind which is exactly the way she would have wanted to be remembered.
We need to find prevention and a cure for Alzheimer’s. Please support me in this fight. No one should have their memories stolen from them. No one should have to worry about one day not recognizing their loved one and no one should have to endure the slow agonizing death of someone they love. This disease is growing at a fast pace, and we can stop it but your help is essential. Please help me in fighting Alzheimer’s by donating to the walk.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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