welcome to the organic green doctor blog

i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
please feel free to follow me along this path
i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Monday, October 1, 2012

follow up walk to end alzheimers


this weekend mr b (my walking buddy from last
year and my rainwater buddy) and i and 28 other of our team
members didnt get to do the 3 mile walk
around the beautiful san gabriel park along
the san gabriel river but we did all get to join
together inside the recreational gym
to honor those close to us
that are affected or were affected by this
terrible disease

mr bs grandmother died recently in the final
stages of the disease
my mother my father had the disease
my younger brother has the disease now and
is in long term care
and if you are a regular reader of this blog you know
that i might have the disease

many in our group were affected as their uncle aunt
grand parent sibling or parents had the disease

we all came together to remember and honor each
of them

the clinic where i used to work got together to design
these shirts and hats for us to wear

i use to talk like donald duck to my kid patients and
they all called me dr duck
hence the i walk for dr duck tshirt and hat

since we couldnt walk as a group outside because of
the rain we did do some line dancing to simulate
the walk
thanks ac for showing me how to do it

one of the highlights was josh singing the national anthem
he is a 7th grader and is one of our team members who sings
regularly at school and church
there were a lot of tears in the large crowd that was there
when josh was singing
including myself

thanks josh great job

and little michael was there from last year
the one that gave me the pillow and letter
that made me cry last year
he raised over $500 for the walk to end alzheimers
much of it from his lemonade and cookie sales

yep michael mr b josh you guys are definitely the hope
for the future

it was nice to get together with my group and the other teams
to honor those affected by this disease and to help raise funds
for research and for education about this terrible disease

we had a successful fundraising this year with donations
from 72 donors
thanks to all of you who donated this year
and helped us make this a successful year

my wife she and i went ahead and walked after the ceremony was
over with despite the rain
just felt like we needed to do this to honor those affected

we will be walking in the austin walk on october 27
and the temple walk on november 3
feel free to join us there

the organicgreen doctor

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