Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk by MaryKateBrzozowski - over 5 years ago
"This is most of my family that was able to participate in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. This event was in Libertyville, IL at the Independence Grove forest preserve. On August 31, 2008 my Grandmother passed away from Dementia. Although my family knew that my Grandma was in the last stage of the disease, we did not realize that this stage would pass so quickly. Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease are terrible diseases that tear apart people's lives. My Grandma was an extremely caring, loving, and giving person. She helped my family pay the bills when my dad lost his job, she helped my parents put a down payment on the house I live in now, and she did countless selfless things to just see people happy. My Grandmother loved to go to church, take walks, having wonderful conversations with family and friends, and bake her bread and cookies (a family favorite). Dementia ripped all of the things my Grandma loved away from her. Although my family and I visited her very often, it still could not bring back her memory, ability to walk, or even talk. I started this team to get my family together to remember all the wonderful things about my Grandmother. We walked this year for the first time, and just a month after my Grandmother had passed. It was a heart warming experience to have our family together to support one another. Our experience with CustomInk was just great. Not only did we get to order my Grandma's favorite color for our t-shirts, but we were able to custom design the font and words on the front of the shirt. What really blew me away was that a representative from CustomInk emailed me to let me know that they would be donating to our fund. It was a very unreal moment. Usually companies just want your business, but CustomInk really wants to connect with their customers. Thank you CustomInk for a wonderful t-shirt that just made our family unified and stronger. We are Grandma's Angels."