Do You Know Lauren Miller?
Perhaps you don’t know her personally, but maybe you know who she is.
For those of you who don’t, she is actor Seth Rogan’s wife and a woman I admire very much.
Lauren and I have one very powerful issue in common, both her mother and my mother have Early On-Set Alzheimer’s. Both she and her husband are taking a stand to raise awareness and research funds for this devastating disease.
According to Rogan his mother-in-law, “After forgetting who she and her loved ones were… forgot how to speak, feed herself, dress herself, all by the age of 60.” Can you even imagine?
I am so grateful that my mom still goes on her daily runs, can cook a simple spaghetti dinner and knows who I am when I call. However, what she can no longer do is drive, work and she is extremely forgetful, sometimes asking the same question 20 to 30 times within a matter of 15 minutes. In August she turned 57.
The reason I am emailing you all is to ask for a donation. I know that you are probably bombarded with emails and FaceBook posts and your friends and their children and your family all asking for money, so I get it. Though if you find it somewhere in your heart to donate to my Walk to End Alzheimer’s Walk Page, my family and I would be so grateful. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Funding for research is LOW, just ask Seth. However, every dollar donated is one more that can go towards finding a cure and learning more about prevention.
For those of you who don’t know my mom, you would love her. She one of the most kind hearted , easy going, wonderful women I know, much like all of your moms, I am sure
To completely out myself I have moments where the fear of wondering whether or not my mom will know who I am on my wedding day, or be ‘with it’ enough to share in my future children’s lives, overwhelms me. Though as my spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson says, people who give to causes don’t worry about things so much.
So I have given and I am asking you to as well.
Thank you for the time it took to read this email and in advance for your generosity. No pressure, like I said if it feels right in your heart then please donate now. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
**Last year I raised $700 thank you from the bottom of my heart to all those who donated.
Sending lots of love,
*image courtesy of GabboT