Get Ready for A Good Cry. This Song Will Make you Weep.

Have you ever been recovering from an illness or surgery, or just had a broken leg, and not been able to go outside? Have you ever looked out your window and seen all the things you wish you could do, all the memories you have along with all the memories being formed without you?

Now put yourself in the position of a man with Alzheimer’s disease. He isn’t recovering to go outside, and memories are slipping away, even as others try to get him to remember, let alone have new ones. This sort of thing rattles faith, calls for love and shows us just how broken the world is.

See the moving video below >>

Alzheimer’s continues to grow costlier, and the prevalence of this tragic disease only continues to grow. Many American elders depend on Medicare for coverage of treatment they need during their golden years, but Medicare does not cover long-term care for Alzheimer’s leaving family and loved ones to shoulder a care burden currently estimated to be worth over $217 billion.

This cannot continue! You can help America’s Alzheimer’s patients by signing our petition demanding Medicare step up and cover 100% of long-term care for any person with Alzheimer’s or other dementias whose doctor has recommended it.

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.