Andrew (Andy) Szczerba was our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was an avid golfer whose love for the game was known by everyone who knew him. When doctors would ask us to think back to the earliest signs and symptoms that something was wrong, it was first noted in his golf game. For this reason, we felt it best to hold a golf outing to honor his memory and, at the same time, raise money for CurePSP. Hopefully, this will become an annual event with all proceeds going to CurePSP to further research efforts and to find a cure for this devastating disease.
Over the course of our experience in trying to understand Andy’s diagnosis and prognosis, the many doctors that we consulted with explained that research has made more progress in the last 5 years then in the last fifty, and more progress in the past year than in the last 5. It is our fervent hope that any amount contributed will continue to aid this effort.
In our experience, PSP robbed Andy of his physical and mental capabilities. Slowly at first and then more rapidly until he required around the clock care by a team of individuals. Andy lost his ability to walk, talk and to understand all that was going on around him. Our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend became a watercolor of himself. For anyone who knew Andy, his loss of personality was an early and distressing sign that something was very wrong. Andy was such an outgoing and fun loving person. He was always the one to have a story or a joke. Making people laugh, including himself, was one of the things that Andy did best and one of the things that he loved the most.
We all have our own wonderful memories and stories to keep Andy in our minds and in our hearts. We want to continue to remember and honor him with something that he loved and something that he enjoyed to do with friends and family alike. We feel it would be wonderful to, at the same time, raise money to help other individuals with PSP so that they and their families and friends can continue to share experiences and making memories together.
Please donate and help us find a cure for PSP.