This is the story of a son who is on a mission to help his father who is suffering with Alzheimer’s disease.
I came across a video of Mac McDermott and his father, nicknamed “The Songaminute Man” singing a song together as they drive down the road. It’s the only time that Mac gets he father “Back” as his Alzheimer’s is getting worse day-by-day.
I posted this sweet and touching video on the next page but I warn you…you may want to have a tissue box handy as you watch it. Doing a bit more research I learned that Mac’s father was a singer growing up and preformed in different clubs around the country.
He worked in a factory full-time but kept the signing gig up…and you can tell he has the pipes as you watch the video.
“In the last few years his memory has deteriorated a lot – often not recognizing me as his son…it’s a horrible illness.” says Mac on his site where I first saw this story.
“However, now when we’ve got him singing again he’s back in the room. It’s these moments that we treasure.”
The on the next page of Mac and his father singing in the car has gone viral and I’m so glad as this is a cause that needs our attention. As you watch the video I hope it touches you as much as it did me.
Continue to the next page to see Mac and his Father sing