“I was in New Mexico. It was the third day in heat over a hundred degrees. I was picked up by the highway patrol, taken to a hotel to cool down and rest. I spoke to a friend and told them I was thinking about quitting. At that point, she told me ‘Jack, just change the goal’. At that point, I knew I had to complete my mission to raise awareness.”After returning from his run, Fessell had dinner with a lady in Cumming, Georgia in an assisted living facility.
“I have never met this lady before but she kept smiling at me and telling me how happy she was to see me again. She would repeat herself about every 5 minutes”he said. Those dealing with the disease understand that this is a key characteristic for Alzheimer’s.