Where to begin? Dementia and Alzheimer's has run amuck in my family for years. It started almost 7 years ago with my grandma who I helped my mom take care of in my last year and a half of high school. Then after she passed away, I took care of my great aunt, my grandmother's sister, for two years while going to college full time. Even though it was tough to manage it all, the toughest, most draining part was seeing them decline and lose the memories they used to hold dear to their heart. This disease has taken years of loved one's lives away. Not to mention the fear, anxiety, and pain it causes. No one deserves to live with this. No one deserves to be forgottten, or forget. I wish this christmas to raise $2,000 towards research for my birthday. Any little bit counts. I hope that we can contribute to helping find a cure for this horrible, mind-altering disease. Thank you all so much in advance. Happy Holidays!