October 22, 2010

a cure for alzheimer's


Last night I watched Grey's Anatomy and one particular scene struck me. Derek makes his pitch to find a cure for Alzheimer's with a one million dollar grant from the chief of staff. My grandmother has Alzheimer's and it is a heartbreaking disease. I have a bad memory and sometimes I wonder if I will have it as well. Every time I forget a memory, the name of a common item, where my metro card is, that same terrible thought crosses my mind. On my bucket list, I have "to witness a miracle." Before I thought seeing Obama elected as president was a miracle, but I think the real miracle would be a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

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