My name is Tracy Mobley and I was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2002 at only 38 years of age. Our little boy, Austin, was only seven at the time. As our son has grown and I have slowly progressed, my husband and I have tried to be as upfront and honest with him as possible, given his age and level of understanding.
It is because of Austin that I felt a strong desire to find a program to help kids understand Alzheimer's disease and, at the same time, take them out of that world for a brief period.
This year, for the first time—and with a very generous grant and donations from families from around the world—we have the pleasure of introducing Camp Building Bridges. This camp will give young teens ages 13–16 a week-long break from their home atmosphere and allow them to connect with others facing a similar situation.
Scholarships are available to make this camp experience possible. Please visit our Web site for Camp Building Bridges at freewebs.com /younghope2007 or call 417-933-5520.