Lizzie Montebello-Hunter

I LOVE MY DAD GEORGE...HE HAS DEMENTIA.

The past 12 months have been a declining journey to see my plump, smart, strong intelligent and loving father wither away with this horrific disease called dementia.  This time last year he was at the Dementia Australia memory walk event all smiles and cheering us on.  One year down the track he is in an aged care home unable to walk or feed himself.  His face lights up when I enter the room - but he does not know who I am.  I re-introduce myself every time I see him and my eyes always fill with tears  as I see my dad wasting away.   Dementia does not just destroy the person with the disease but it eats away at the entire family and friend network who know them.  

On Sunday 3 May, I’ll be taking part in the Melbourne Memory Walk & Jog to raise funds to support people with dementia just like my dad. All funds raised will support the work of Dementia Australia to provide vital support services for  dementia sufferers, their families and carers which includes counselling, support groups, education and training.

Whatever you're able to donate is appreciated, even if it is just your prayers to find a cure for this horrid disease.  I know my dad will be walking with us in spirit. Love you George Montey x

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Raised $100 - Bronze Dementia Warrior

Raised $500 - Silver Dementia Warrior

Raised $1000 - Gold Dementia Warrior

Raised $2500 - Platinum Dementia Warrior

Thank you to my Sponsors

$266.25

Paul Zahra

I am so proud of you Liz and you know how much I love Uncle George. Words do not describe how I feel seeing a man we both love slowly disappear. xx

$100

Vivian Poloni

You've done so much for your dad Liz. You're amazing! My heart breaks that you are experiencing dementia first hand too xxx

$100

Liz & Jay Hunter

WE MOVED INTERSTATE FOR YOU DAD, WE WOULD MOVE ACROSS THE WORLD FOR YOU. THE NUMER ONE DAD FOREVER TO US BOTH. LOVE LIZ & JAY XX

$55

Kim Colville

You are amazing, it’s heartbreaking what you are all going through. Love you

$55

Frank B.

❤️❤️❤️

$53.25

Janine Mascia

I never thought dementia would be a part of my life, but unfortunately we too have been touched by this cruel, terrible & inhuman disease . It is very hard to watch the man you love so much and call dad, cannot remember your name or even have a simple conversation with you anymore. Well done on your walk and raising money for a cause that helps George & my dad joe & especially the families who suffer probably more than them. Unfortunately we have already lost them & need to watch them decline so quickly, which just breaks my heart & yours. Too hopefully one day finding a cure so no family has to endure such pain 😢 ❤️😘

$53.25

Debbie Osoba

Sending love and courage to you and all your family. God bless😘❤️

$50

Lauren Wood

Love you Uncle George x

$31.95

Jay Hunter

I love george