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September 3, 2012

Kindness: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

No one should see their loved ones slowly forget them. When my Abi (short for Abuela) passed away in 2008, she didn’t even know who I was anymore. She was always angry and would constantly try to leave our house to find one she hasn’t lived in for over 30 years. It left our family in constant tears. Now, my other Abuelita (Chris‘ Grandmother) is going through the same horrifying process. She doesn’t even know that her beloved husband passed away in April

On October 27th I’ll be participating in  the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimers, where victims and their families raise money and awareness for the cause and then go walk a 2-3 milk road together. My family will be doing the best we can in our team, named “For Abi and Abuelita”. The walk we are going to is in Miami, Fl, click for details.

I would love to invite you to join our efforts. If you have a spare dollar (even $1 is helpful!), you can donate here. You can also join our walk team at that link! When you sign up they have an option that says “virtual participation”, so you can be there in spirit!  

Don’t worry if you have nothing to spare, being kind and helping others doesn’t have to cost money. Tweeting or sharing this link on your other social accounts helps bring awareness to the cause and would be very much appreciated. 

Do you know a victim of Alzheimer’s or dementia? How has the experience been? If you need to vent about anything, I’ll be here. 

Kindness is the best accessory,

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4 Comments

  • Liz

    my great-grandfather had extreme dementia before he passed away a few years ago. He couldn’t even preform basic life functions. It was sad because he didn’t know who I was for years.

    September 3, 2012 at 11:37 am Reply
    • rebeccakelsey

      Very sorry to hear that Liz. It’s such a hard disease.

      Kindness is the best accessory,
      Rebecca

      September 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm Reply
  • Jean Jermaine

    It’s very sad that,the human being is very helpless in this earth. Really, what can we do for ourselves?

    September 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm Reply
    • rebeccakelsey

      We can love! =)

      Kindness is the best accessory,
      Rebecca

      September 4, 2012 at 1:19 pm Reply

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