Tuesday, November 27, 2007

In the News Again Today

Family Takes On Alzheimer's Disease - Sun Sentinel 11/27/07

a small excerpt from another article about Saint Patty of the 13 Tables...

Since June 2006, the Unforgettable Fund has raised and donated $21,600 to Scripps, including a $250 donation from former Gov. Jeb Bush.

"Patty is an inspirational person," Bush wrote in an e-mail. "She is acting on her love of her dad to help others. Alzheimer's is a huge challenge for Florida and I am happy that Scripps and other institutions are trying to tackle the daunting challenge of finding a cure or at least a means to retard its development. Hopefully, the Unforgettable Fund will be a catalyst for that effort."

To put a face and family on a disease he might otherwise see only in a petri dish or under a microscope, Doherty introduced one scientist, Malcolm Leissring, to her father when he was in the final stages of Alzheimer's.


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