I walk for my mother, Astrid (“Ozzie”) who is currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. I walk with my father, Rick, my sister, Lisa, and my wife, Melissa, who have all accepted their caregiver role and fulfilled its tasks very diligently.
I walk to help raise resources and awareness for better research, for better support programs, and for better care for the individuals living with this disease. I walk in support of the caregivers who also need our help and support.
I walk with the hopes and prayers that others can enjoy making memories with their spouses, children, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings and friends. I walk with the hope that our efforts will ultimately lead to a prevention or cure being found.
My Mom and Dad have always been there for all of us, no matter what the circumstances may be, their support is unimaginable and reassuring. It brings tears to my eyes to think of the past years we have lost with our loved ones.
I walk for our future – a future without Alzheimer’s!!!!
May God bless us all with our challenges and in our adventures!!!!