Why I Walk Wednesday with Miranda Rodriguez

I walk for my Grandma Watson. As Community Liaison at Atlantic Shores Retirement Community in Virginia Beach, I witness the sadness of Alzheimer’s regularly. Wife of over 65 years, Mother of 7, grandmother of 14, Great Grandmother of 18 and Great Great Grandmother of 2, Grandma Watson has always been the gate keeper of familyContinue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Miranda Rodriguez”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Jennifer Chavez

Everywhere I go, I run into people who have a personal connection with Alzheimer’s disease. While I am certainly more aware of the disease these days having now been employed with the Alzheimer’s Association going on 7 years, it wasn’t always this way. I’ve always had an affinity towards seniors as my own maternal grandmother;Continue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Jennifer Chavez”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Jennie Thomas

I walk in remembrance of Patricia Scott, or to whom I called “Nanny”. For as long as I can remember who was a funny, cheerful, a gardening loving grandmother, who loved to spoil her grandchildren. When I was in elementary school my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, which took all of those qualities awayContinue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Jennie Thomas”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Casey Bartley

I walk for all those who can’t and for those who can’t speak and for those who before long will find out their loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and I especially WALK for one beautiful woman in particular, my mom Doris May. In May 2014, my sweet mama was officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.Continue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Casey Bartley”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Charity Wilson

Alzheimer’s disease stole my Grandma Graham’s ability to independently bathe, dress, and go to the bathroom. A woman who used to cook scrumptious meals for holiday gatherings could no longer cook. A woman who used to go door-to-door witnessing to non-Christians could no longer drive. Alzheimer’s robbed Grandma of the independence she so thoroughly enjoyed,Continue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Charity Wilson”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Mary Dziedziak

Why I Walk – Faith of My Mother I have always loved the song “Faith of our Fathers.” I have fond memories of my father singing this in his rich baritone voice and my mother playing it on the piano.  “Faith of our fathers, holy faith, We will be true to Thee till death.” ChildrenContinue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Mary Dziedziak”

Why I Walk- Tammy McCullough & Teresa Sanders

We walk for our grandmother, Georgia Green Johnson and for our dad, Eugene W Johnson, Jr. Our story starts back in the late ’90s when we lost our grandmother to this horrible illness. We can remember walking into the nursing home to visit. She would be so scared and in a fetal position because sheContinue reading “Why I Walk- Tammy McCullough & Teresa Sanders”