To provide financial assistance to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, as well as their families or loved ones, when finances or basic insurance is unavailable.
This is a personal journey to honor my mother, Maria Mirabal Guzman, who succumbed to this terrible disease. It is my personal desire to help families care for their loved ones in their own home for as long as possible.
A secondary goal is to help improve Alzheimer’s facilities, making them a place where families feel their loved ones will be cared for with compassion.Sign the Petition to the President
José Guzman is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, who played with both the Texas Rangers and the Chicago Cubs over a span of 10 years.
Although baseball was a major part of his life, nothing was more important to him than his mother. It is because of his personal experience with Alzheimer's and the suffering that it caused his mother, and ultimately his entire family, that he chose to start the Guzman23 Foundation.More about José
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When doctors told Carol Blackwell that her husband — her best friend and the love of her life — had Alzheimer's disease, they assured her "a cure was just around the corner."
Bob Blackwell was 64, recently retired from the CIA as an analyst on the former Soviet Union and Europe, and still functioning normally.
"He was brilliant then."
That was five years ago.
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José Guzman and other Pros from the sporting world have been giving back through their charitable efforts.
Read about José's campaign for Alzheimer's. Visit Pros Give Back
Approximately 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer's Disease. That number is expected to triple by 2050.
But there's a plan in the works." Watch Video
Read an interview with José in this extract from the June 2015 edition of Society Life magazine
José talks about his career and his passion for the Foundation and desire to help support people suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.
I just wanted to thank you so much for all you have done for my mother and me. I am totally overwhelmed by your generosity and your kind and giving spirit. It was such a pleasure to meet you and talk with you. I will be sharing your information and website with many people I know who are either caregivers or know someone who is.
To be able to get away from my house and the constant drain of caring for my mother is a gift greater than any other I could receive at this time. I hear and read about caregivers passing before the person they are caring for and I don't want to be one of them! It is so hard to take care of yourself when you feel like you're drowning and have someone pulling you under also.
I am praying that God will richly bless you and your organization. You are doing a great work! It was a bit embarrassing when I asked you casually what you do for a living - just in making conversation - and you told me who you are. I do not keep up with sports with the exception of my grandchildren in football and soccer. So you can imagine how surprised I was to find that I had a star sitting right across from me who had gone to a grocery store to buy groceries for us and had provided care for my mother so I could have some respite times. I was totally blown away!
Again, I thank you a million times for your help. You are welcome to share any or all of this email to help your cause.
"I don’t even know where to start when talking about Jose Guzman, and the Guzman23 Foundation. The Guzman23 Foundation has assisted Silverado with help for many of our patients who were in desperate need financially.
Jose has personally delivered food, provided holiday meals, paid utility bills, and even paid for caregivers to help relieve families of the major task of caring for their loved one so they could return to work, or just get personal business taken care of.
The relationship that has developed between Silverado and the Guzman23 Foundation has already helped so many families. It is a blessing to be with this wonderful organization. We thank Jose and his Foundation for all they do for our Alzheimer’s patients and families in need."
Administrator of Silverado Hospice
"I have witnessed first-hand the wonderful things that the Jose Guzman Foundation has done for my residents.
Whether it is donating food and supplies to our food pantry or cooking and delivering holiday dinners, Jose Guzman’s dedication to our seniors means so very much to them.
Mr Guzman even spent one afternoon sitting and talking with our residents, signing autographs and getting to know the people that he touches with his caring spirit.
We appreciate you and your foundation more than you know!"
Community Director at Evergreen
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