2016 Alzheimer’s Walk, We Walk for Lucile High 10/8/16

Details coming soon. While you  wait… A testimonial from Dana Chapple, Granddaughter of Lucille High and MomsHouse Board member: Lucile High 1

Daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. Somewhere in the midst of these titles of love, my grandmother Lucille High received another title, Lucille High, Alzheimer’s patient.

It was a sobering reality to watch my grandmother transition from a 280 pound outspoken, give ‘em hell woman to an 85 pound, not at all familiar with what she’s saying, not to mention who she was saying it to, and giving people hell out of difficulty.

Alzheimer’s removed all traces of who my grandmother was. She was completely changed into a different person. There were times that we didn’t know (or ignored the fact) that her being difficult was caused by the disease and not because she herself was a difficult person. There were even times of denial that she was even suffering from Alzheimer’s. Eventually, there was no denying the fact that Alzheimer’s was our reality and my grandmother was fighting this horrendous battle.

On Aug. 10th 2015, SHE WON!! No more battling, no more mot knowing who the people standing around her were, no more not knowing what or who the strangers were talking about, NO MORE SUFFERING!! The best thing is for a period prior to her last breath, I became a help to her, I became a constant ‘stranger’ sitting at her bedside, and feeding her food. As hard as it was watching her die, it was such an extraordinary feeling helping her live.

Blessings to all who are suffering or will suffer with this disease, my heart goes out to you. And to those who will care for someone who suffers with Alzheimer’s, as hard as it gets….ENDURE!! Romans 5:2-4, Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope