Hello! My name is Justin Hobbs and I am from a small town in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. I’m a sophomore at Western Kentucky University where I am majoring in Meteorology with a minor in both broadcasting and geographic information systems.
I have joined this expedition on a bike across America because I hope to bring back smiles to families who have been affected by Alzheimer’s. It is incredibly heart wrenching to watch your loved one not only lose the ability to recognize who they are and who surrounds them but to see the memories that they have shared with their loved ones be wiped away. After losing my great grandmothers, my great grandfather, and more recently my great aunt who passed away last year from Alzheimer’s, I know that no one should ever have to experience the effects of the disease. Everyone deserves to live their life surrounded by loved ones and making memories with them every day. These memories give younger generations the wisdom that they need in order to make this world a better place. Everything that we have today has been brought to us through achievements of past generations. Because of their achievements we can be promised better days through better and wise ways. However, Alzheimer’s is trying to destroy this beautiful concept. It’s time to make a difference and allow our days to shine again by finding a cure to Alzheimer’s. I hope that this summer I will be able to listen to the stories of others, provide them comfort, and allow them to remember the bright memories that they still hold. It is my goal each day that I wake up to bring a smile to someone’s face, and this summer I will continue to do this across the country as I listen to, speak to, and donate to those who have been affected by Alzheimer’s