Drydyn Oja-Ames celebrated his sixth birthday Nov. 19, 2014, with friends at his home. Everything required for a party was there, but something was missing, there were no presents for Drydyn. This was because Drydyn asked his party guests to sponsor him in the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. Walk for Memories instead of bringing him gifts.
Drydyn was the youngest sponsored participant in the Walk for Memories in Barriere on Jan. 25. Although a little shy for his photo, he looked pleased when presenting his cheque for $75 raised for the Walk.
Young Drydyn has demonstrated that no one can ever be too young to be a caring and giving person. Thanks to supporters like himself, raising funds brings dementia and Alzheimer’s researchers one step closer to finding a cure.