Mary Rozich Memorial Fundraiser for the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation
Our Mother's Story
Our vibrant, loving mother, Mary Rozich, was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), on October 13, 2018. After initially thinking she had contracted a flu virus four weeks earlier, she progressively declined in her cognitive, communication, vision, and gait abilities. Over the course of the twelve days following her diagnosis, she rapidly regressed, losing her ability to speak, recognize her husband and children, see, and eventually losing consciousness. After a few days of suffering from severe facial lymphedema and essentially falling into a comotose state, our intelligent, outgoing, amazing mom was taken from us by this hideous disease. Literally four weeks prior to her passing, she was living life as usual...actively involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren as well as countless people whom she poured herself into. Our beautiful mother was a selfless and giving individual and it is with her generous spirit in mind, that we work to raise awareness and funds that would go toward finding a cure for CJD.