Dedicated to my mum, Linda Sue Saxton, and her two caregivers, Padre, my dad and Deborah, my sister. Thank you for all you do!
Thanksgiving 1999, I hosted my family and friends for the holiday meal. I made roasted garlic as a new side dish. My mum loved it. She raved on and on about how wonderful it was.
The next morning when I commented on how much she seemed to have enjoyed it, she denied ever having it.
I, being the difficult, second child, decided to tease her about it. And that was the moment... She yelled back at me, more angry than I have ever seen her over anything so trivial, "I have never had roasted garlic and you had better stop saying that I have!"
I knew at that moment, my mother had Alzheimer's. It took two years to get her to a neurologist after which she was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. My mum was 54 years old...
I am not the child to be a caregiver. I am not the sister with the genes to do what my sister is able to do.
This "fun"raiser is my way to give back...
Please help me in this cause if it speaks to you. Thank you, in advance, for you support. May this be the first of many "fun"raisers for this epidemic disease.
Intention: Bring awareness to this disease and raise money to help researchers and fund support groups for patients and caregivers.
What you can do:
Make me sweat, hurt, cry!!!! :) Plege and watch me work out!
Where & How: On Saturday, December 1 starting at 9:00 AM
You don't need to be here to play! Pledge anything you want. For those that want to come, there will be coffee, bagels and mimosas to keep you smiling if my sweating isn't enough!
RSVP: November 30, 2012
"I love the changes that have been occurring. I'm stronger than I have ever been and I am seeing muscle definition that I never thought I would."
— Mike S., client