Help make Bryan Saulter's dream come true
Mary Salter is a full-time caregiver for her son Bryan who is 42 and part of a family
who have seen their fair share of Alzheimer’s Disease.
“Pictured here is a brother (Bryan) and his sister (Carrie) ages 42 and 40. Both inherited a very rare form of Alzheimer's from their dad who passed the day after his 43rd birthday. There were 4 brothers born in the family. In a matter of 9 years all brothers passed from the disease. The youngest so far was 37 years old. You see, Alzheimer's is not just for the old.”
Since he was a child, Since he was a child, Bryan has always been fascinated by the ocean and aquatic life. His life-long dream has been to swim with the sharks. Bryan’s illness is progressing quickly and Mary would love to fulfill his dream wish. Simultaneously, his sister Carrie is also struggling with the progression of her disease. "This may very well be the last trip we are able to take as a family."
Last Christmas as a gift, Mary “adopted” a shark for Bryan –a hammerhead shark named “Eddie” – through a
wildlife organization. Hammerheads are his favorite and he even has one tattooed on his arm. Bryan is able to
“track” Eddie in her travels in the ocean and she is now located in the Bahamas at this time. They are hoping they
can find her.
Mary adds, “As a full-time caregiver to Bryan, I am unable to work, so funds for a trip is not in my budget.
I am reaching out to family, friends and strangers alike, hoping that we can raise the funds needed.
Time is of the essence. You see, each day brings further memory loss and confusion.”
She would like to make Bryan’s dream come true. She says about Alzheimer’s, “I am not sure how much time we
have left. Alzheimer’s does not ask permission. It just comes in and takes what it wants, when it wants.”
If you would like to donate to Bryan’s dream, visit https://gofund.me/9c7510cd.
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