Country Music Legend’s Daughter Pushes For Alzheimer’s Research Funding

Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:

WASHINGTON (WJZ)—An emotional moment in Washington, D.C. The daughter of country music legend Glen Campbell testified on Capitol Hill that her dad is struggling with Alzheimer’s and it may soon silence his music.

Mary Bubala has more on this story.

Country music legend Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s almost two years ago.

On Wednesday he traveled to Capitol Hill with his daughter Ashley, who fought back tears as she opened up to U.S. senators about her father’s struggle with the disease.

“It’s hard to come to the realization that someday my dad might look at me and I will be absolutely nothing to him,” said Ashley Campbell, daughter.

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Campbell appealed for ongoing support for research into the memory-stealing condition. Congress passed a bill two years ago with a goal of treatment and prevention by 2025, but they haven’t fully funded it.

The disease is…

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