Against All Odds

Heather Nowlin
4 min readApr 7, 2022

When a medical diagnosis is neither positive nor negative, just spun

Photo by Riho Kroll on Unsplash

“May the odds be ever in your favor…”

My mom has been struggling with dementia for over a decade. She was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a disorder that impacts the brain's communication center. She has been losing words for years, and will eventually lose her ability to communicate.

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Heather Nowlin

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