AND A MESSAGE FROM WARREN WAUGH
What an evening June 21st was. Not only was it the longest day of the year but it was a night to remember! Just the thought of what can be accomplished by a group of individuals with caring hearts amazes me. Speaking of care, I was a caregiver to my wife Liz for many years. When Liz finally went into the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley, I learned quickly that my stubbornness was not just for love, but because I didn’t know any better. The Alzheimer’s Association not only rescued Liz and convinced me that she was better off in a nursing home…. they also rescued me. I needed to be cared for too.
I have said many times that I’m not quite sure what the difference is between Alzheimer’s and early onset dementia, but I can describe this disease as a book with many chapters and a very bad ending.
I have tried to assist those who find themselves in my position of “what to do”; I always direct them to my friends at the Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH, a group of individuals that are so willing to help, guide, and frankly do much of leg work that occurs when the caregiver agrees to let their loved one move to this next chapter.
Together on Monday night we raised $212,000. Your support and donations assisted me to help another “Warren” make a very hard decision, and another “Liz” be placed in a safer environment. You made the right decision to financially move the needle and we did that in a gathering of people who all wanted to be together and give back. We were all champions in this rally for a cure!
Thank you so much from me, Warren, the guy with a “crazy idea” to host a drive event, and to Cidalia Schwartz, Kruti Kansara and their team of volunteers that jumped to the forefront to carry out this rally for a cause.
Just think we may have moved one step closer to that “first survivor!”
If you were unable to attend but would like to make a donation please click on the below link. Towards the bottom of the page there is an option to select a donation amount that you are comfortable with. Thank you.
Yours in driving and a cure,