Monday, October 4, 2010

Spotlight: Danielle Zawislak

Danielle and her grandfather

My grandfather was a man of few words but when he did speak he made me laugh.

Whenever we would go to visit you could always find him in his favorite chair just relaxing, watching his children and grandchildren around him.

I will never forget the last time I saw him it was a very shocking experience. His face was blank and lifeless not the grandfather I knew and loved.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that changes lives not just for the person who is ill but also their family and friends. May my grandfather rest in peace in a much better place.

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, and the things you never want to lose.

Thank you for helping me fight a disease that has taken away the memory of millions of people around the world.

I am running the 2010 ING NYC Marathon in memory of Grandpa Pitstick.

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