In New York I met Lynn, my father’s wife. She changed my life and became part of our family. Together, she and my father coached me through college and graduate school. They helped guide me on my journey to adulthood. When I was twenty five Lynn was diagnosed with aggressive, early onset Alzheimer’s. This news was tragic, for all of us, but in the pandemonium of that diagnosis my father became the rock that we would all hold onto. The caregiver he had learned to be in raising me returned in the care he gave Lynn. Not just in being kind, tender, and patient, but in doing everything he could to find ways to stimulate her mind and help her cope with this incurable disease.
When he learned about the research on Gamma waves and 40Hz lights, he did not hesitate to introduce it into her care routine, developing the very first prototype that would later become BEACN40™. When the light actually showed signs of helping, he committed himself to making this technology as widely available as possible—not because he was so eager to start a new business, but because he knows our family is not alone in our struggle against Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline. He knows how painful it is to try to go on living in the wake of such a disease, and how hopeless it seems. And, more than anything else, he wants to share the hope he found with as many people as possible, because he too is a caregiver, and he cares. I could not be more proud to see his caring nature spread beyond the borders of our family.
There is hope—there is light at the end of the tunnel—and it’s shining in my family and we hope in yours now too.