Being the first to do anything takes determination, heart, and courage.
When Dan Jaworski was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease last October, he knew exactly what he needed to do. After he fell to his knees and cleared the tears from his eyes, he immediately started making the best of his situation.
"In life, you can't choose what happens to you, but you can choose how you respond."
Dan Jaworski is a self-proclaimed Alzheimer's Outlier and has raised thousands of dollars to help support Alzheimer's care, support, and research. He was the first customer to purchase RememBars and he is actively using the bars to help his training for the Kona IRONMAN next fall.
Since his diagnosis, Dan is determined to become the first survivor of Alzheimer's by pulling the levers to "make his situation improve from what it could be" and doing what gives him the best chance.
Dan shared that he's a "probability guy" after using statistics to guide his decisions in the investment world during this career. He chooses the things that give him the best chance of winning.
"I also told my doctor there is always an outlier, someone who doesn't fit the data. I'm going to find a way to beat this." Dan could become the Alzheimer’s Outlier.
There are three key levers Dan is pulling: diet, exercise, and mind engagement.
And his determination is paying off. After persistently calling over and over, he was accepted to participate in his first Kona IRONMAN next fall. "When you've got lemons man, it is lemonade time... and for me, I feel good. When my body feels good, my mind does better."
His perspective is that “you don't want this to hit your family. There is more than one person impacted … and for my kids and wife, I want them to see that I can take the punch.”
In addition to his lifestyle changes, he has raised nearly $30,000 to for Alzheimer's care, support, and research and is dedicating each of the 140.6 miles of his IRONMAN to others impacted by the disease.
Our mission is for better brains, better lives. Dan embodies that to the fullest degree.
We have an offer to Give Dan $5 to his fundraising efforts: we'll donate $5 of each purchase and you'll get $5 off when you use the code GiveDan5 at checkout or you use the direct link below.
Cheers to Better Brains, Better Lives, and Alzheimer's Heroes like Dan!