Why I Walk Wednesday with Linda L. Fanning

I walk because of my mother, Gertrude Virginia Suggs and what she stood for. Mom was a loving, caring and strong person. It is important to me that I do my part to help find a cure for this disease.

My Mom was a beautiful person who cared about not only her family, but others, who she met throughout her life. If there was a need, Mom would do whatever was necessary at that time. On many occasions, she opened up her home to persons in need of a place to stay; or fed those who did not have food, and even provided clothing. For over 20 plus years, Mom volunteered at a local shelter, assisting those in need.

My mom was a very strong woman, even before the passing of her husband. The dementia just destroyed her quality of life and that was hard to watch happen. So my focus is to do what I can to help the medical field get rid of this horrible disease. That’s something I want to see in my lifetime.


Published by ALZSEVA

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. http://alz.org/seva

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