I became involved with the Alzheimer’s Association after losing my mom to this horrific illness two years ago September.
Mom lived with my sister and family for the last three years of her life, with all of us caring for her until the end. Our mother was a vibrant woman who had six grandchildren, played the organ at church and loved attending gospel sings. Alzheimer’s gradually took over her mind and body, but the rapid progression of this disease was astonishing.
She went from walking on the beach in July to becoming completely bed-bound within six months. Besides the physical havoc this disease caused, it slowly shrinks your brain so you forget who your daughters are, you don’t recognize your grandsons who sit with you and bring you snacks, or music that you’ve enjoyed all your life. It completely robs you and those who love you of “you.”
There are so many families who are struggling to care for loved ones who have this disease, and I would love for us to be a big part in finding a cure. Our efforts to cure Alzheimer’s can’t take effect unless we have the support of everyone in our community. That’s where you come in!
I’m writing to ask you to become a sponsor of our walk. The end of Alzheimer’s disease starts with you. Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer’s Association advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure!
Thank you for joining the movement!