In 1901, Dr. Alzheimer observed a patient at the Frankfurt Asylum named Auguste Deter. The 51-year-old patient had strange behavioral symptoms, including a loss of short-term memory. This patient would become his obsession over the coming years. In April 1906, Mrs Deter died and Alzheimer had the patient records and the brain brought to Munich where he was working at Kraepelin’s lab. With two Italian physicians, he used the staining techniques to identify amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. A speech given on 3 November 1906 was the first time the pathology and the clinical symptoms of presenile dementia were presented together.
Terry, most people that I ask about you nowadays, have never heard of you.
I have heard of you though. I am proud of what you done.
You were dying. You still tried to run all the way across Canada to raise money to fight cancer.
Terry, you made it a long ways young man.
I will see you up there, one day buddy.
I will never forget you Terry.
Someone ask you one time, what do you want to do when you grow up?
Be a good example !!
I was very lucky because I had a second chance.
The bleeding ulcer that I had, that put me in ICU was very bad. The blood leaked into my stomach and I threw it up every few minutes.
I saw so much of my own blood that day. I saw and I heard doctors and nurses very concerned and very scared for my life. The amount of blood added stress to their job.
I prayed and told God that if he would save me from all of the damage that I had done to my body that I would change and that I would try to help people.
I do not want to die and I surely do not want to go back to ICU ever again.
I was scared in ICU.
Fear was my motive !!
These folks were so kind to me when I went through Gilmer County, in Ellijay, Georgia. They even had a get together for me after the trip was finished.
Everyone who enjoys success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it.
They helped themselves.And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage.
They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
According to one lady that wrote a speech:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond all measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us…..
I will not be running at Amicalola Falls State Park today. I’m taking the day off from that.
I will visit a nursing home today.
I will make some phone calls today to the Alzheimer’s Association.
I will be back at the Park tomorrow morning :
“Running with a Purpose – to cure alzheimers”
This fight with alzheimers disease is very personal to me. Very personal !!
Marcia Bobo has begun a campaign to try to help raise money for the Alzheimers Association.