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Once or twice in a lifetime, if we’re lucky, we have a chance to meet a real life hero.

Greg O’Brien, author of OnPluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s, is one of those people for me. I had followed his story for years and finally had the privilege of meeting him a few years ago at the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Summit in Washington. Greg’s courage, humor, and willingness to share his story in such an honest and unfiltered way, combined with his journalistic excellence, are beyond inspiring.

Also featured in this short film is Dr. Rudy Tanzi, arguably the leading AD scientist/researcher in the United States. Dr. Tanzi co-discovered all three early-onset familial Alzheimer’s disease genes and, as leader of the Alzheimer’s Genome Project, discovered several others. In 2014, he and Dr. Doo Yeon Kim, used Alzheimer’s disease genes to create “Alzheimer’s in a Dish,” effectively taking Alzheimer’s research to a new level.

Please take six minutes to watch this moving short film.