“Nominated by her daughter Alicia: My mother has helped care for her mother (my grandmother) for over 10 years when she was diagnosed with Dementia. She joined our local Alzheimer’s and Dementia board and started to help raise money to find a cure. My mother was recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in October 2014. Since then she has been on a mission to bring awareness, raise money, and find a cure. She has done numerous news interviews to bring awareness and is in the process of gathering our entire community to participate and donate to our annual Alzheimer’s and Dementia walk. She has been in contact with numerous institutions to begin studies on experimental drugs to help further available research. She is not taking this diagnosis as a life sentence, but a chance to make a difference, while bringing awareness to help in finding a cure!”