I lost my brother Mike at the young age of 39, in 2011 to this terrible disease. CJD has no cure it is a fatal brain disease that affects the prions in your brain. It causes changes in behaviour, loss of speech, loss of memory and leaves a family lost in what to do to help their loved one. This disease affects one in a million people so it hasn't the same awareness as other diseases. Three years ago I started this journey to establish a charity to help Canadian families not feel alone during their darkest time as their loved one faces the wrath of this disease. So my YOU ARE image is my journey, to raise awareness, to help families and to remember my brother and all the other faces of families lost to cjd.
Winning this would not be for me personally, rather to use Aaron's guitar to raise funds for our soon to be established charity.
I thank you for this opportunity and more importantly for giving me this platform to raise awareness.