My Grandad sadly passed away this morning. He is in a better place now and is no longer suffering. He has suffered with Parkinson's disease for the past 25 years. I never knew him before the disease began taking over his body. For the past 5 years it held him prisoner in his body, he was unable to do anything for himself and relied on my Nan to care for him, other then times he was taken into hospital or for the past 5 weeks where he has been living in a care home.
My Nan didn't want him to go into a home, but it was the best thing for both of them, his body had given up.
I was going to see him tonight, everyone managed to get to see him before he passed away, I was the only one who didn't get there in time. I had missed him. They lived in Mill Hill, North London. the last time I saw him alive was Christmas Eve. He was the best I had seen him for a long time, and we laughed a lot that day. It was lovely to see him smiling and laughing again and that is a memory I will hold onto forever.
I have been to see him today, he looks at peace now and it was comforting to see him that way after so many years of suffering.
Rest In Peace Grandad, you will forever be in our thoughts and in our hearts.
Love you Always
The funeral is a week on Thursday and we will be collecting for Parkinson's. I thought it would be nice to see what I could raise myself in his memory and to support the thousands of people effected by this disease, whether it be the patient themselves or like me a relative / loved one. I have created a Just Giving Page if you wanted to make a donation (although I know times are hard so if you can't donate please don't worry) I thank you so much in advanced for any donation given no matter how small.
Love Gem x x x x
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