My call to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease and related dementia began with my biggest fan, my Gree Gree. She helped raise me, and we were best friends for almost 25 years. When she started experiencing memory loss, my family and I didn't quite understand all the nuances to dementia. However, my Gree Gree, in her true fashion, took every day with stride. She chose laughter over crying, she decided each day was great. You could hear it in her voice - despite the hand dealt to her, she was the most optimistic person I've met.
When my Gree passed, there was an insurmountable void left. It was only then, that I decided to embark on a career change and took a position in Life Enrichment at Sheboygan Senior Community. That was easily one of the best decisions of my life. I feel as though I was primed to work with this population because of my close relationship with Gree. I get more fulfillment walking through the households and talking with residents than I ever imagined. The residents have become far beyond people I see daily, they are family.
That's why I will stay relentless in my fight to find a cure for Alzheimer's and related dementia. I see the devastation it causes; and I realize the global affect it's having on our families, friends, neighbors, health systems, and everything in between. Please join me in the fight to end Alzheimer's for good. Considering making a donation to carry the hope that we WILL find a CURE.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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