Friday, May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011

Living with Alzheimer's is a difficult journey.  What is unclear is how difficult it is for the person who has the disease.  For those who are living and caring for the one afflicted - there is a lot of stress.  It is difficult watching someone go down this path.  We don't understand what is going on.  There is a disconnect in the brain, a lack of apathy, a lack of desire to participate in conversation, a lack of attention, and a lack of memory especially immediate situations. 

In the coming months my mother and I will be looking more closely at what resources are available through the South Eastern Wisconsin Alzheimer's Association.  We have signed up once again for the walk.  Last year we missed it due to cancer treatments but this year we are hitting it full force.  Through my company, Office Remote Control, LLC, we have started a team and we are hoping that many people will go online and join our team.  You can pledge money to help us reach our goal of $3500 by October 1.  If you are in the area we hope you will join us for the walk.

Neither Mom or I have ever been big on fund raising events.  Through the years we have donated and given, supported and participated in some but admittedly not as many as we should.  Now we need answers and we need support and so we not only look to the Association but we also look at ways we can help support them. 

If you visit this link CLICK HERE, you can choose 'register' and then when it asks you, please join the ORCVirtual team.  That's our team and we want people to join us.  Pledge as much as you are led - it could be five dollars, or fifty, or 500 - the amount does not matter, it truly doesn't.  what matters is that you are taking a leap of faith with us - joining with us as we seek answers. 

Would you please prayerfully consider joining the ORCVirtual team as we gear up for the October 1, 2011 walk for Alzheimer's.  I am committing to be there.  Mom and Dad are committed.  We are committed to helping raise funds and we are all committed to seeing our goal come to fruition.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and consider this worthy cause.  Only together are we able to get through this.  Only together can we possibly shed a light on this horribly dark and lonely disease.  We have to have hope because many days we have nothing else.

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