My focus this week will be on the Memory Walk. It ways heavy on my mind because it is all I can do to fight this disease. Raising donations, walking, telling everyone I see about the walk and finding a cure. It is all I can do. Every day I hear a story about someone effected by Alzheimer's. A mother a aunt a Grandfather. The numbers of effected people is staggering! The longer we live the higher the number of patients will be, and more families will have to endure this awful disease. Watching their loved one slowly fade away.
I lost my Grandfather to Alzheimer's, now I get to watch my mother fade away. It takes years and is painful to watch!
If you are reading this, you can help! Go to the Alzheimer's web site alz.org Find a walk in your area or maybe you have a friend walking. Or you can go to my site and donate there
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If that wont work for you. Start talking about it. The next step is getting the word out. Educating people about this disease. I have heard everything from people thinking it was from aluminum cans to fast foods. I want people to realize that Alzheimer's doesn't stop at taking away your memory, or making you forget where you put your car keys. It takes away your life and a small piece of you loved ones with it!
It is still not known exactly why some people get it but they are close to pin pointing the cause! This is what I am hoping for in the future. A blood test and then treatment then a cure!
I checked my email and my memory walk web page this morning. I got goose bumps from the generosity from family and friends. I feel I have a good momentum going and I hope I can keep it up for next years also, and the years to come! Go educate yourself and help in any way you can!