“He deserved options. We all do.” Mississippi woman honors her father on World Alzheimer’s Day
/EIN News/ — JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kelly Williams, Mississippi’s first female medical marijuana entrepreneur, joined the fight for medical options in Mississippi after her father died from Alzheimer’s, a disease estimated to affect roughly 6 million Americans. On World Alzheimer’s Day, Williams hopes to honor her father’s memory by shining a light on the signs, symptoms, and treatments for Alzheimer’s.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an organization dedicated to ending Alzheimer’s and all forms of dementia, one in three senior citizens dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. In fact, it kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. “My father was one of millions,” Williams said. “That’s really what motivates me to keep talking about Alzheimer’s today and every day. It’s not a part of normal aging. It’s something we need to fight.”
After the recent passage of Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act, Williams-an attorney, entrepreneur and mother-launched Kelly’s Green, a medical marijuana company dedicated to providing expertly cultivated medicinal products and patient-centered service to the people of Mississippi. “My father was in pain, mentally and physically,” Williams said. “When I think about patients in Mississippi, his face is the first one that comes to my…