Monthly Archives: October 2012

Signs for Wilson to carry..

One sign will have the stars and bars and say running across America.

The other sign will say running for Alzheimer’s..

Karen L. Conley

“A big thank you to the donors who have made the Caregiver Timeout Program possible. Because of this program I have been able to visit my only son, who lives in another state. I miss him so much and wish he could live in Atlanta. I have to let him go and experience life as a young adult with great potentials and blessings from God. He is well employed with the Department of Defense as a Systems Engineer. Because of your assistance, I was able to visit him and have much needed rest from my task as caregiver for my 88, soon to be 89, year-old-mother. I exhausted my yearly allotment with the one visit, but I enjoyed myself more than ever and returned refreshed and ready to better care for my mother. I could not have done so without your help. In addition, last year I was able to have much-needed respite, though at smaller increments, and I am so thankful. Care giving is a 24/7 job. When family members are non-participants, even though they reside in the area, there is the added stress of having to solicit help from non-family members, while trying not to become resentful toward those family members (siblings.) You make it possible to pay others so that I can maintain my sanity and care for my mother appropriately.

Thank you Danelle!”

Karen L. Conley

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The rain cover is ready..

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Never ever give up..

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Gotta help, just gotta. Alzheimer’s is so rough on everyone..

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I will jog right down this road with Wilson..

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Another awesome day..

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Wilson got a rain cover from REI yesterday. Hope he likes it..

REI trip — Kennesaw, Georgia..

The store manager here has 18 years of experience helping people with advice and equipment for all sorts of outdoor activities.

She spent close to an hour sharing her knowledge with me. She asked me to please let her know if she can help me in any way to safely get across America.

It is very clear that this lady is selling fitness, fun and knowledge at this store.

72 days

Going to California.

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Marmot coat from REI

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