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Why I Walk – Stacie Grimes

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 12:25:17 PM
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As a CareGiver participating in the Walk, I am representing my Residents, their family members, and all other CareGivers.

Being in this position, I see all sides of the spectrum. I see the family members and the tears of frustration and sadness they cry for their mother, father, sister, brother, or grandparent who no longer knows them.

I also see the Resident who struggles to express what they are feeling or who is confused as to who the person sitting next to them is, even if it is their wife or child.

I am praying that with the money raised in this Walk and others that we will find a cure! Please consider donating or joining our team and making a difference.

Help Stacie by making a donation to the Comfort Crusaders Team – Click here to make a donation.

For more information about The Walk to End Alzheimer’s and how you can get involved, please visit our event page here. If you have any questions, feel free to call our office at 316-267-7333.

Why I Walk – Brooke Bowlin

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 10:00:40 AM
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I can vividly remember the amazing breakfast my great grandma Oakley would make me when I spent the night. Eggs, bacon, juice, and sugary cereal, that I only got when we stayed at our grandparents. No matter what I asked for she would be delighted to make it. I was always overly stuffed when I ate at great grandmas house.

The Easters with our family where everyone was searching for their special plastic Easter egg, that would surely have a one dollar bill, were some of my earliest Easter memories. As my grandma’s Alzheimer’s progressed I would spend my weekends with my grandpa visiting my great grandma. Mowing the lawn, sweeping the grass off the sidewalk, and chasing the crows from the bird bath are memories I hold dear.

At the time I didn’t understand why my grandma thought I was my mom, but it didn’t matter, I loved spending time with her. Now, almost 20 years later, the impact my great-grandma Oakley had on me is still evident in my everyday life.

Each year as the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is in full swing we are all reminded that no one should ever walk alone. I am comforted to know my grandma and our family didn’t have to walk this journey alone. The love, compassion, and dedication my family had for my grandma were always evident.

Through this journey, I got to learn what unconditional love and support was all about. That love has helped turned me into the daughter, wife, mother, aunt, granddaughter, and person I am today.

My grandmother, and my families love for her, continue to inspire me throughout my adult life. It has given me a passion to help others as they walk through this journey.

So this year I walk to honor great-grandma Oakley and our family. I walk for all those that I meet, on a daily basis, who are on this journey. I hope for a cure to be found, but until that day comes, I walk to remind each person on this journey that they are not alone. I walk to share the love and support with them that I learned from my own families experiences.

Help Brooke by making a donation to the Comfort Crusaders Team – Click here to make a donation.

For more information about The Walk to End Alzheimer’s and how you can get involved, please visit our event page here. If you have any questions, feel free to call our office at 316-267-7333.

Why I Walk – Robert Miller

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 1:30:00 PM
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My maternal grandparents were like magical creatures. They were the amazement of Christmas. They showed up for all my choir events. They coddled and comforted me when I was down or not feeling well. They were present.

And through it all, my grandfather, Alfred Smart, was a rock. He was my hero. He was a positive male role model. And I was his “little buddy.”

I miss hearing him call me that.

I was fortunate to be an adult as he aged and to know him well. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s with dementia and he seemed to decline quickly. But through it all, I continued to be his little buddy. And I stood next to him to the last days of his life. Our entire family did.

He inspires me today. I walk for him.

Help  Robert by making a donation to the Comfort Crusaders Team – Click here to make a donation.

For more information about The Walk to End Alzheimer’s and how you can get involved, please visit our event page here. If you have any questions, feel free to call our office at 316-267-7333.

Why I Walk – Kasey Briedenthal

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 12:20:08 PM
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I walk for many reasons. I walk for my maternal grandma, paternal grandpa and great grandparents who had dementia and Alzheimer’s.

I walk for my paternal grandma who is living with end stages of dementia and Parkinson’s disease. I walk for my mother-in-law who is battling early-onset dementia at the age of 65.

I walk for my family, friends, children and husband who I hope are never afflicted with the disease. I walk for the wonderful residents and families that I serve at ComfortCare Homes.

I have watched this terrible disease steal the memories, personality, and identity of many people close to me. Unfortunately, there will be many more in my lifetime.

I pray that with the donations raised at the Walk to END Alzheimer’s we will get one step closer to a cure or at minimum better treatments.

Help Kasey by making a donation to the Comfort Crusaders Team – Click here to make a donation.

For more information about The Walk to End Alzheimer’s and how you can get involved, please visit our event page here. If you have any questions, feel free to call our office at 316-267-7333.

Why I Walk – Dawn Taylor, House Call Medical Services

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 8:03:30 PM
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I walk because I can.
I walk because I can find my way home.
I walk because I know the faces of those who love me.
I walk because I can speak my joy, my frustration and my sorrow every day.
I walk because I can defend myself.
I walk because I can share my own story.
I walk because those who cannot do these things still have a story worth telling.
I walk for them because I can.


 

Help Dawn by making a donation to the Comfort Crusaders Team – Click here to make a donation.

For more information about The Walk to End Alzheimer’s and how you can get involved, please visit our event page here. If you have any questions, feel free to call our office at 316-267-7333.

Why I Walk – Deidra Jackson, Family Services Director

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 7:56:05 PM
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“I walk for my “Aunt Too”. Not many people are close to their great great aunt but in my family, my “Aunt Too” was a huge influence on my life. She was unable to live on her own when I was very young and came to live with my grandparents.

Back when she began showing signs of dementia they didn’t have the diagnostic testing that they do today and she was labeled senile. It was particularly hard to watch her mind slip away because for her it was such a defining aspect of who she was. My Aunt Too was one of the first women to graduate from law school and practice law in Oklahoma.

Aunt Too had a long goodbye. I helped take care of her until she passed when I was a junior in high school. She was 98. It was so difficult watching such a vibrant trail blazing woman slip away so slowly. She begged for God to come get her. I held her hand many times and just sang to her because that was all I knew to do.

I learned so much about life through her journey. Much of who I am today is because of the stories she shared and the time I spent caring for her. Even now, not a day goes by that I don’t think about my Aunt Too.”

Help Deirdra by making a donation to the Comfort Crusaders Team – Click here to make a donation.

For more information about The Walk to End Alzheimer’s and how you can get involved, please visit our event page here. If you have any questions, feel free to call our office at 316-267-7333.

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