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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, September 29, 2014

walking with a purpose

this weekend all 500+ of us were walking for the same reason
to find a cure and treatment for this terrible disease
alzheimers disease
by mid century alzheimers disease will cost us $1,000,000,000,000 a year
here in the usa

money we raised this weekend goes into a pool that
supports the local chapters of the alzheimers association
you have at least one if not more in your state
the money is also given to researchers as they work to
find that elusive cure
this is our team that walked with us this weekend
well one was getting a neck massage in that tent in the
back ground and a few others had not arrived yet

we raised $2,700 to go into the pot
the walk itself raised over $55,000 for that pot
maybe some of this money will find itself to the right research
that will find the cure
will find itself to caregiver education or support that will help
you or your family when your time comes to get affected
by this terrible disease
yall will be glad its there when the time comes

be looking around for your local walk
www.alz.org/walk is the link to find your local one

in our group
my family that walked
my wife she and our son and his girlfriend
are affected since my father and mom had the disease
and my younger brother
as i have written before i may have it
mr b and i have done this walk four times now
his grandmother had alzheimers disease
thats why he walks

some of my habitat buddies walked with us
one of them his mom had alzheimers diease

the kid who is pointing to  his face in the team picture
hes an aggie fan and had the face painter a member of our team
to paint aggie stuff on his face
sorry razorback fans
his aunt had the disease

a former coworker mr bs mom is involved with the team
since her mom had the disease when she passed

another walkers dad has dementia probably from parkinsons

another walkers dad was diagnosed in the last few years

so we all us walkers like many of you are affected by the disease

this is a lady whose husband died from alzheimers two years ago
her and her family have a large team that walk each year
she and i got recognized for being two of the top individual

but its the younger walkers who will be helped by the research
that finds the cure
maybe even one of them will be the one that finds the answer

thanks again to those who supported our team financially  and
just as important emotionally with your kind words and support

future walks we will be doing my wife she and i

wtea travis county at camp mabry on sunday october 12
with the austin regional clinic team

wtea bell county at pepper creek trails in temple on
saturday november 1 with the organicgreendoctor team

wtea at the clinton library in little rock on november 8 with
the team #joe nash in the memory of my younger brother

the organicgreen doctor

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