PWD Matthew Oliver September 2015

Matthew Oliver New York Yankees Purple Special Edition Alzheimer's Awareness Cap

Matthew Oliver
New York Yankees Purple Special Edition Alzheimer’s Awareness Cap

 from Matthew Oliver during September 2015

INTRO:  I was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s at age 41, I am 43 now, & I have been symptomatic since 2009. I carry the PSEN1 gene mutation, which is carried on my Mother’s side of the family. I am also walking for my Mother, Brother, Grandmother, & many Aunts/Uncles/Cousins that have lost their fight to this horrible disease. Myself, my Sister, & many other family members are currently fighting this disease. I am not quitting & I am fighting this all the way! We need to find a cure NOW! #Endalz  (Intro is excerpted from his fundraising page at http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2015/TX-GreaterDallas?px=11009963&pg=personal&fr_id=7815 )

I may have Alzheimers, but it doesn’t have me. So many people have already left & forgotten me…

But I am still here & I am still me.

I am fighting this & plan to as long as it takes.

Thanks to the very few people that message me, that call me, & that care about/love me unconditionally. This means more than you will ever know.

If it’s my choice I will be around for a very long time. But we need a cure ASAP!

Time is precious & honestly I don’t know how long I have. I take each day as they come & make memories everyday as much as I can.

Thank you for the ones that are going to walk with me in the Alzheimer’s Walk in Dallas on September 26th. This is something close to my heart & family.

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One thought on “PWD Matthew Oliver September 2015

  1. Hello Matt,
    Wanted to let you know that this article will be included in the dementia “Symptom Perspectives” monthly links tonight, October 30, 2015
    https://paper.li/f-1408973778
    I would like to thank you for sharing your lived experience. My hope is that these words and projects can become valuable resources for change in relationships, treatment, and policies.
    Much thanks,
    Tru

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