Why Give Back? Look who helped me

My mom and dad. My brother.

Doctors and nurses, many times

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Policeman

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Teachers

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Fireman
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The military
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I have had tons of help all of my life. I’m on my second chance right now. I am doing well with my second chance. I think my brother and dad would be proud of me.

I cannot name everyone that has helped, but they were there.

More about Jonas Salk

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As he was sitting in a park and watching children play, he realized how important his work was. He saw that there were thousands of children and adults who would never walk again and whose bodies would be paralyzed. He realized his awesome responsibility, and so he continued his task with renewed vigor.

Reading about him again. He just would not stop.

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Where am I and what am I doing? It’s Thursday

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In Ellijay and at Amicalola Falls today.

I spoke with a Senate aid today, about having lunch soon.

I spoke with 6 people concerning alzheimers disease and the upcoming trip across America.

I sat with a newspaper reporter today and talked of veterans and alzheimers.

I listened to a caregiver talk of their situation.

I drove the Bobomobile with the signs on it that talk about the “Walk to End Alzheimers” and the ones that give out the 24 hour helpline phone number.
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I wore my bright shirt and cap with the word “alzheimers” on them.
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I read more on the internet today about veterans and alzheimers.

I worked on my personal physical fitness.

This was a good day.

The caregiver today

She said she is worn out. She takes care of her mother in law. She is trying to work to make ends meet. She works out of her home. Hospice is now involved. She knows she has done well and has given it her all. She looked tired. I just listened.

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Look at these two !!

At the visitor center at Amicalola Falls State Parkl, in North Georgia.

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Some more Awesome folks

They wanted a picture of me and I wanted one of them. Super folks, out enjoying nature.

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My Dad !!

Born to a farming family. 12 children in all. Joined the Navy, served in World War Two, in the South Pacific. Came home, married mom, and went to work for Coca Cola.
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Had 2 kids. Started his on business. Dad got cancer. The treatment burned him up (his words) He got alzheimers.

Dad died in June 2000.
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Dad had 6 brothers and sisters that died with alzheimers.

This is brief, but it is real.

Veterans, PTSD and alzheimers

My husband is a Vietnam Vet.   When he came home from Vietnam in 1970 we knew that he had PTSD but the VA told us ” just deal with it “.   In 2004 he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s by a private neurologist.  It wasn’t until 2009 that the VA finally diagnosed him with PTSD with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type.   You are right,  with all these vets coming home with PTSD we definitely need to find a cure and find it fast!!

Andrea McGaha Erwin

This is a response to a post I made on Facebook. It was concerning how bad alzheimers is with our veterans.

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Wow, please read this about alzheimers

http://www.livinghealthy360.com/index.php/new-findings-on-the-diagnosis-of-alzheimers-22889/

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Picture – they worked with seniors

Both of these folks have worked with seniors. Neither have an alzheimers connection. These connections are important to me. If they do not mind, I give them the website url and create awareness

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