By Gayle Thompson
Filed under: Country News
Michael Loccisano, WireImage
As Glen Campbell
continues to fight against the effects of Alzheimer's disease, his daughter, Ashley, continues to fight for funding for research on the devastating illness. The 26-year-old traveled to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday (April 24), along with her ailing father, to appeal to U.S. Senators to continue pursuing a cure for Alzheimer's.
"A person's life is comprised of memories, and that's exactly what this disease takes away from you -- like a memory of my dad taking me fishing in Flagstaff when I was a little girl or playing banjo with my dad while he plays guitar," Campbell's tearful daughter, who plays in his band, testified. "Now when I play banjo with my dad, it's getting harder for him to follow along -- and it's getting harder for him to recall my name. It's hard to come to the realization that some day my dad might look at me and I will be absolutely nothing to him."