Joy Greene, 59, suffers from Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. She has been married to my Dad, Dennis Greene, going on 38 years. Joy raised 6 children while moving from duty station to duty station with Dennis while he served 21 years in the United States Navy. She used to say, “The longer the wait, the sweeter the kiss ".
The last five years have seen financial hardships as the disease has progressed.
Dennis has worked as a Handyman, but only very limited part-time as he must care for Joy. What he earns is not near enough to cover their mortgage payments, monthly expenses, with Joy's rising medical costs.
We’ve recently learned of a course of treatment, (ReCODE), which is not only stopping the decline into dementia, but reversing its symptoms. People diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, who have gone on the program, have shown positive results in as little as 4 months with complete recovery in as little as 10 months.
The first patient on ReCODE, started in 2011, has continued the program and remains completely recovered.
We have an opportunity to send Joy (patient) and Dennis (caregiver) to an 8-week program designed to develop the necessary habit patterns and identify and treat underlying health conditions (examples can include inflammation, insulin resistance, toxins from mold and metals, and dozens of other factors that can affect brain health). It also trains the caregiver, so the program can be continued in the at-home setting. A conservative estimate of the costs involved for the first year of treatment, which includes expensive onetime costs, is a little less than $20,000. When you are struggling with day-to-day expenses, this may be an insurmountable barrier. Any gift will help make this possible.
Please know that we’re doing everything we can to find aid through federal entities and other social programs. Our families have come together to contribute and support them over the last several years, but this is rapidly becoming unsupportable.
For any support you’re able to give in this time of need, we are humbly appreciative.