She's my why, and who is "She"? Robin. Robin McIntyre. Robbie Mac. Robbiedoo. Rob. Robbie. She's one of my best friends, and her story is quite incredible. You see, shortly after meeting and working side by side with Robin she would tell the story of why she moved back to our little town of Laramie. She shared with us that her family carries a rare genetic mutation that is: Early Onset Alzheimer's. She had come home to help take care of her mother who was on the decline of the disease. She was very transparent with us letting us know how her momma was doing; what kind of projects they were working on, conversations that were had, and how the situation was developing, all knowing an end would come. My dear friend eventually lost her momma. But Robin being the warrior that she is, decided enough was enough and picked up right where her mom would've wanted her to. She went "all-in"
For the last 10+ years Robin has been an active member in drug trials, met with researchers and government officials, gave the most inspirational speeches, attended conferences, lead several fundraisers, gone on book tours, interviewed with Maria Shriver for the Today Show, and is now working for the Alzheimer's Association Wyoming Chapter all in hopes to show support and raise awareness for those fighting the egregious battle against this disease.
I have been blessed to be a part of her life's journey, her hard work and efforts to make a difference. I am also so incredibly honored to be able to continue to share her story and join her in to raising awareness and getting involved with fundraising.
Robin has the soul of a saint, and I want her to become the first survivor. She deserves that white flower.
So, I'm leading the way to Alzheimer's first survivor by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 14 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease. Please make a donation to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
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