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Tri to end Alzheimer's

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BENEFITING: Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter

EVENT DATE: Jul 28, 2013

Tahra Johnson

THE STORY:

On Sunday, July 28th, 2013 I will compete in the Lake Placid Ironman. This consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run. All in the same day and (hopefully!) under 17 hours. I am raising money for Alzheimer's research and to support caregivers. Alzheimer's and dementia are extremely difficult illnesses to deal with, both for the individual who has it and their family members.

My mom-mom (grandma) has suffered from this disorder for less than a year and it is unbelievable how quickly it can attack the brain and change someones life. She has always been so independent and I admire this about her. Even at 90, she would drive to church, buy her groceries, and host our family for a holiday lunch. To see someone so independent and cheerful change so quickly is difficult, scary, and heartbreaking.

She is aware of her condition and is doing worlds better on the right medication and living in a safe environment. However, there is currently no cure... and medication, as of now, can simply slow down the dementia and decrease anxiety. Which is so helpful... but not enough.

Alzheimer's generally attacks the elderly, but not always. People can start showing signs in their 40's, 50's, and 60's. My mom's friend's husband was diagnosed while middle-aged and did not recognize his wife or kids by the time he was about 60. I can't even begin to imagine how difficult it would be to have your spouse of many years be unable to recognize you.

Please consider donating to this important cause. Donate for someone you know who has the disease, for someone who is caring for a family or friend with Alzheimer's, or because you hope that we can find a cure... so that no one will have to remind their parent, grandparent, spouse, sibling, or friend who they are.

Thank you in advance! 

Tahra

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$2,315

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Gorms

    $20

  • Rachel

    $18

  • LIanna and Chris

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Linda Hermer

    $50

  • Mel & Briggs Blackburn

    $50

  • Janet & Marc Schein

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Kat and Jimmy Mirance

     

  • Lauren Lane

    $30

  • Re Person

     

  • Laura Barnes

    $30

  • Stacy & Craig Zwolak

    $50

  • Paul Jarris

    $25

  • Barbara & Greg Lane

    $50

  • Chris Kammerer

    $25

  • Jackie Lane and Michael Salisbury

    $40

  • Scott Dziengelski

     

  • Stephanie Reid (And Jon)

    $50

  • Bryan Bashaw

    $50

  • Samantha Bashaw

    $30

  • Julie Block

    $50

  • Alexis Abate

    $30

  • Joseph Roybal

     

  • Mary Alice Hill

    $25

  • Evie

    $20

  • Lauren Aksionoff

    $30

  • Kristen Wan

    $25

  • Kate & Jeff McNalley

    $100

  • Rachel Simms

    $20

  • Nate Gray

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Christina Holden

     

  • Katie Sellers

    $25

  • Jamie Kellogg

    $25

  • Caryl and Stan Johnson

    $200

  • Amanda Boxer & Bobby Hoffmaster

    $50

  • Dayna and James Abbotts

    $50

  • Kendra May

    $30

  • Kira Sonberg

    $75

  • Courtney Bartlett

    $20

  • Sean Moynihan

    $25

  • Karen M. Johnson

    $25

  • Betsey,Chris, Liz, Cait & Rexx Bell

    $100

  • Kelly and Alex Joseph

    $25

  • Erin McDevitt

    $50

  • Rachael Brekke

    $62

  • Corey

    $15

  • Magdalena Pumpalova

    $50

  • Alison Mendoza

     

  • Annie B

    $20

  • Brit Ferguson

    $30

  • Patrick Hare

    $20

  • Alex and Paul

    $20

  • Maeve

     

  • Alyssa and Nick

    $20

  • Cara Sully!

    $50

  • the manners family

    $50

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Donor Comments

the manners family

the manners family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Cara Sully!

Cara Sully!

DONATION: $50

Love you T-Bone! Kick butt!! 4 years ago

Alyssa and Nick

Alyssa and Nick

DONATION: $20

Looking forward to spending this weekend with you! Can't wait to cheer you on and then celebrate the days after. KICK BUTT! 4 years ago

Maeve

Maeve

For my grandfather Claude Koch 4 years ago

Alex and Paul

Alex and Paul

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Patrick Hare

Patrick Hare

DONATION: $20

Looking forward to also being there in person with bells and signs! See you in NY in a few days! 4 years ago

Brit Ferguson

Brit Ferguson

DONATION: $30

Tribute to my own grandmother, Elanor Roswick, who has suffered for 10 years with alzheimer's. BEST OF LUCK T!!! KICK BUTT, MAKE US PROUD!!! :-) -Ferg 4 years ago

Annie B

Annie B

DONATION: $20

Good luck T!! You amaze me every day:)!!! 4 years ago

Alison Mendoza

Alison Mendoza

4 years ago

Magdalena Pumpalova

Magdalena Pumpalova

DONATION: $50

4 years ago