Alzheimer's is something that affects so many of us. I often considered it an "old age disease" but the fact is that this isn't an old age disease and affects many young people. Tonight I would learn about a very special couple who is currently on a journey after her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at age 52. Amelia works for Hawthorn Bank here in Columbia, MO. I have gotten to know her over the past year or so and her husband Brian is a lucky man. To have a strong woman like Amelia on his team is pretty special. They don't know exactly where this journey will take them but they will be side by side and hand in hand.
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KOMU 8 put together a great video of Amelia and Brain Cottle. Brian has worked for KOMU for 35 years in the IT department. You could tell that the entire KOMU team really love and appreciate this family.
made out of marshmallows!
Bob Gerding was the emcee for the evening and the "roasters" would be Paul Land, Sherry Wohlgemuth and Bob Wagner. They were hilarious! Of course they were "roasting" him but these three people thought very highly of Don and said some nice things too. Oh don't worry.... Don had an opportunity for rebuttal and did the same thing to all of them! This was all for the benefit of the Alzheimer's Association and hopefully one day they can find a way to stop or slow down this disease. I have no idea how much was raised but I know that Columbia has a wonderful community that supports many great organizations and I know any amount of money raised will help with the costs of helping those in need.