Sharing personal Alzheimer's story with congressman

I was fortunate to meet Congressman Joe Courtney at the Alzheimer's Association Coffee with Congress held recently at the Lebanon Senior Center. The attendees discussed with Courtney the staggering impact of cost and care of Alzheimer’s on Connecticut families. We implored the congressman to continue to be a champion for the 77,000 Nutmeggers living with Alzheimer’s. 

As a caregiver to my partner Paula, I presented a condensed version of our love story that I wrote, titled “I’m one of the lucky ones.” It celebrates how lucky I am to have loved Paula for 35 years; her beautiful smile; that we are healthy; I am employed; we were able to enjoy wonderful travels; and that Paula is still alive. 

Please join me in thanking Courtney for his ongoing support in this fight to end Alzheimer’s. 

Cheryl Gagne

Colchester

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