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About the Authors


"Bob, Michelle, and I have been blessed by the outpouring of love and support we received throughout Bob’s illness and our heartbreak. Knowing that so many people cared about us, and prayed for us, and wanted to “do something to help,” gave us the strength to survive."

- Marie Sykes

Marie Sykes retired from being a PC Analyst for an insurance company in Philadelphia, PA. She became passionate about Frontotemporal Dementia in 2003, when her husband, Bob, was diagnosed at the age of 47. Marie began working on An Evolution of Love a few months after Bob passed away in 2006 and is the voice of the audiobook edition.

Michelle Stafford is a Hospital Pharmacist in Lansdale, PA. Like Marie, she came to learn of Frontotemporal Dementia when her father, Bob, was diagnosed. Michelle oversees the online presence of An Evolution of Love.

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