Tate Gregory's Fundraising Page
My connection with Alzheimer's disease stems from my grandfather, Clint Gregory, or "CC" as us grandchildren called him. CC was born in Petersburg, TX in 1931 and attended Texas Tech for a year before graduating from North Texas in 1952. He worked for a grain company in Baytown and an automobile company in Henrietta before settling down in Petersburg in 1955 and beginning a career in agriculture. CC's first signs of Alzheimer's came in 1996 but was not officially diagnosed until 1999. In 2005, CC and my grandmother, Dottie, moved to Lubbock, TX to be closer to healthcare facilities. He was involved in research done by the Genetic and Biomarker Study of Alzheimer's Disease. CC entered a full-time healthcare facility in February of 2009 and passed away on December 1, 2009. He donated his body to Texas Tech University and his brain to the Brain Bank at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center. His legacy is carried on by his wife, Dottie Sue, his three sons, Todd, Tom, and Dan, their wives, Nancy, Shannon, and Dana, and his nine grandchildren.
I am a current Marketing major in the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. I never miss a Saturday at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium and Coach Royal's legacy is felt all around at Texas football games. I applied to be a member of the Legacy Council for the DKR Research Fund for Alzheimer's Disease in honor and memory of my late grandfather, Clint Gregory. Through your help, we can help find a cure to this disease.