All of us have known someone who has been affected, directly or indirectly, by the cruel disease known simply as "Alzheimer's." Fact is, although we laugh at peoples' senility at times, it's something that takes a horrible toll on many individuals and their families. My grandmother and uncle both had it.

Every once in awhile, something special rises from the ashes that is this debilitating disease. This is just such a story and, I warn you, be ready to shed a tear or two.