Our Dad had an infectious smile. He may many laugh even when his journey with Alzheimer's made it difficult, he always wanted to make sure we were okay. He lost his battle walk for this disease on January 9, 2020. Dad fought like a true champion, right to his last breath. He didn't want to cause his family sadness with this disease but the progression was inevitable. The worst part was the last discussion my sister and I had with our Dad, telling him what was happening and what he could expect, his worst fear was forgetting his kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Dad might have not known we were there all the time but we know a portion of his brain knew our presence and love. We walk because Dad cannot anymore. We walk because this disease impacts the loved one suffering and all family members who watch this progression helplessly, praying they don't continue to suffer.
We WILL NEVER forget the battle you fought. You deserve the peace you are having now in heaven. The laughter, tears and memories will stay with us forever and your legacy will live on in us.
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