This is my Father <3 !

My family originally came from Wallachia in Europe

My Father suffers from Dementia. I don’t know how much longer we will have him. He has been a guiding light in darkness his entire life. Having raised 7 kids and putting each through college, he also fed and clothed and housed several uncles and my now deceased grandma and grandpa. He served in the United States Military in the Army and was active in the Czech heritage society and helped build the Czech heritage museum in La Grange. I owe him so much. Dementia is cruel. It takes dignity and recognition away. It leaves fear and anguish. My father fights everyday. Every day my brothers monitor and attend to him 24hrs a day. Cleaning, baths, feeding, walking several times a day. Walking is critical for sufferers of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.  I wanted you to meet my father. He would have treated you as his own child should you have walked through the door with me. I Love him with all my heart. I hope I will make him proud.

Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center

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