EVENT DATE: Jan 01, 2016
Zoe Pittman wrote -
My great grandmother died 6 years ago to the disease Alzheimer's. It was a devastating time period for me and the rest of my family. Even though I was only 12 at the time I still remember every detail about her. She was the rock to our foundation, the piece to our puzzle, the icing on our cake. She even touched the lives of her friends and of those she hardly knew. She was an inspiration to ALL. I decided to do IRemember about 6 months ago after I read a paper that I wrote about my great grandmother, to my class and cried. I had not realized how much I missed her even though I was young. That just goes to show you how a person can have that much of an impact on you. I want the world outside of my family to know how special my great grandmother was. Even though she had Alzheimer's she was always smiling and that made everyone else smile too.
While this is my story Alzheimer's is all around the world. It is not just loosing your memory it is much deeper than that. It effects everyone! As statistics have shown it is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S and the 5th leading cause of death of people over the age of 65. Also, deaths from Alzheimer's has INCREASED by 66% while deaths from other major diseases have decreased. HOWEVER ALZHEIMER'S IS THE ONLY CAUSE OF DEATH AMONG THE TOP 10% IN AMERICA WITHOUT A WAY TO PREVENT, CURE, OR EVEN SLOW ITS PROGRESSION. Today, 5.4 million Americans are living with this horrible disease and two-thirds of those with the disease are women.
So help me make a difference. I want IRemember to be BIG so it can make a HUGE difference. I want those families who have other family members with Alzheimer's to fill the same joy that my family felt with my great grandmother.
SO DONATE TODAY AND HELP ME MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!!!