I don't talk about it much, but I lost my dad 2 years ago. I have written a post so many times in my head about him to share with you. I've envisioned the pictures I will post of him. I've picked just the right stories to share so that you can understand how much he meant to me.
But I have never done it. I've never actually written it. And I don't know why.
One day I will.
Today, however, I'm going to tell you that my dad died from Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease. They believe that people who experience numerous concussions from sports, accidents, etc. are those that are stricken with the Early Onset version of this terrible disease. My dad played hockey. He played football. He crashed his car when he was younger. And because of that, and his concussions, he left us far too soon.
Today I signed the petition to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority. Now it's your turn to make a difference. Will you add your voice? It's quick, easy and only takes a few moments.
Alzheimer's disease steals the future from millions of Americans. It robs spouses of their companions and children of their parents and grandparents; it erodes the health and financial resources of caregivers. We have to do something now to stop this devastating disease.
Your signature will be delivered to Congress on September 21, 2010 on World Alzheimer's Day. Sign now at http://www.alz.org/petition.
Together, we can make Alzheimer's a national priority.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.