Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lost & Found

Meet Bob. Bob is a husband, a father and was once was a brilliant mathematician.

Now meet Vicki. Vicki is married to Bob and is one of the most incredible women I have had the pleasure to know. Her strength inspires me.

You see, Bob has Alzheimer's Disease and not only is she is wife, she is his caregiver. For it was not so long ago that this man was working, taking care of his family and living a normal life. As of now he can no longer work a microwave.

I took this photo of them at a work function and you could feel the love they have for each other when they walk into a room. You can see how much she cares for him. Watching her have to push up his glasses on this day made it sink in for me just a little bit more, just how Alzheimer's can change someone's life.

Right now Accera, Inc is helping donate money to the Alzheimers Foundation of America (AFA) with a new online initiative called Lost & Found. Each visit to the Lost & Found Campaign prompts a $1 donation by Accera to help support the AFA.

By simply selecting an icon on the Lost & Found site representing something you have lost or forgotten that day, Accera will make a donation to AFA. The funds generated throughout this initiative will be donated on November 17, National Memory Screening Day, to further AFA's efforts to support individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families.

National Memory Screening Day, an annual event sponsored by AFA, provides free, confidential memory screenings to individuals concerned about memory loss with the objective of early detection and intervention. Qualified health care professionals offer the face-to-face screenings at convenient locations in communities across the nation.

Lost & Found
submissions will be accepted through November 13.

So bookmark it and click on an icon everyday.

Bob and his Vicki


april said...

What a beautiful post and such a strong woman. Amazing.

Bacardi Mama said...

This horrible disease has touched my life twice now. Thank you for the information and a beautiful post.

Mimi's Toes said...

Oh, bless their hearts. Thanks for reminding us and giving us a visual of this horrible disease and the information to help make a difference.

SJ said...

Such a beautiful post CE, and man does this ever hit home for me. My Mom was recently diagnosed with some memory issues, possibly even the early stages of Alzheimer's and you better believe I'm going to bookmark the link and click daily.

Thanks for posting this.

Cousin Amber said...

I just cried. That is inspiring!