By Becki Sims
I want to take you by the hand.
I want you to come with me.
Come with me to a place where you can see how Alzheimer’s disease affects lives every day.
This place is a community, a neighborhood filled with people struggling to live each day. Depending on others to provide care that at times we take for granted.
Over 10 years ago I made a decision to be an advocate. I want to be a part of the solution. I want to make every day count. I started writing congressman. I started signing petitions. I started supporting research to find a cure for the Alzheimer’s disease. For me, being an advocate is important. Taking action on behalf of every person with Alzheimer’s disease. I speak for each individual, family member, caregiver. You matter to me.
I am mother of four and grandmother three. Being an advocate means thinking of future generations. What I do now will help my family in the future.
You can join me. Join me in making a difference. The lives of those who have Alzheimer’s depend on us to be their voice. I choose to be their voice, you can to.
I will walk every mile.
I will make a difference.