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Randy Calleja, whose mother suffers from Alzheimer's disease, has been named honorary chairman of the Walk to End Alzheimer's at New Richmond. The event will be Saturday, Sept. 21. (Photo by Judy Wiff)

Walking for his mom

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The implications of their mom’s illness really hit the Calleja brothers the day she couldn’t find her way back to her home in Somerset after buying groceries at a store in Stillwater, Minn.


An Oak Park Heights, Minn., policeman called Randy Calleja, asking him to come and get his mother. After shopping, she had gotten lost in a residential neighborhood, pulled her car to the side of the road and waited until the officer noticed and checked on her.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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