One voice that has been significantly missed this past year is Susan Suchan. She lived her life fully even when diagnosed with dementia. We continue to celebrate her birthday and the love, compassion and dear friendship she brought into our lives.
Our Connection Remains
It was an honor to work with Susan on Dementia Chats. Her insights were brilliant and her laughter contagious.
A few of us gathered to honor what would have been Susan’s 62nd birthday. Please watch and feel free to share Susan’s life and the impact she had on others. Remember each one of us have the opportunity to lift and inspire others by sharing our authentic self with one another, just as Susan did.
For poems by Mary Radnofsky read on the above video Click Below: https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/images/Poetry/2_poems_mary_R_about_susan_suchan.pd
To see Truthful’s blog on Susan Click Below: https://truthfulkindness.com/memoriam/susan-suchan/
A Bit More About Susan
Susan Suchan was the mother of two grown daughters and five beautiful grandchildren. She was a nurse for 23 years and was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (EOAD) at the age of 48; an additional diagnosis of Frontotemporal dementia(FTD)/Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). Susan advocated for and about the “lived experience”, working to change perceptions, stigma and help bring to life, and the realness of her disease process. She has had the opportunity to speak Nationally and locally. Susan was awaiting the release of a documentary featuring her life, showing the effects on friends and family relationships, finances and end of life discussions. The film is called, “Susan’s Story” and is still in need of funds to complete.
Here Are Some of Our Dementia Chats Sessions Featuring Susan
Help Make “Susan’s Story” a Documentary, a Reality
In honor of what would have been Susan Suchan’s 62nd birthday, her family and the producers of the documentary, invite you to help complete the film. The documentary is in post-production and the final $125,000 is still needed to complete the film.
Please contact Russ Kirkpatrick, the Producer/Director of the film, if you have questions or would like to make a contribution. Tax deductible contributions can be made to one of two 501(c)(3) organizations associated with the film.
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Link to the trailer of Susan’s Story: https://vimeo.com/302739507