Father-Son Duet Raises Money For The Alzheimer Society

StoryfulPublished: February 1, 20171,266 views
Published: February 1, 2017

A heartwarming footage has emerged of an elderly man singing with his son during a car ride. Simon McDermott’s father has been a singer throughout his life and earned the name “The Songaminute Man” because of the many songs he knew.

Sadly, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease just a few years ago and once the disease began to take hold, he started to forget that Simon was his son. After the devastating news, Simon and his family didn’t know what to do or where to go for advice to help his dad.
Soon, Simon learned that the Alzheimer’s Society has a telephone helpline for those who suffer from this disease and for their families, to give them advice.

With the help of his family, Simon got his dad back by getting him to sing again! In an effort to give back to those who have helped him, Simon has begun to film his father while he sings and share their incredible bonding memories with the world in the hopes of raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. For more information or if you would like to donate, please visit Simon’s JustGiving.com page.

This disease is considered to be one of the cruelest of all, robbing the person of his or her memories and the very essence of their personality. In this case, a loving son discovered a way to snap his dad back out of it for precious periods at a time so he decided to take his father, Teddy “Mac” McDermott for car rides on which they sing together.

Footage shows Simon and Ted riding in the car as the camera is recording their musical performance. Judging by his exquisite voice, we can tell that Mac is a talented singer, and had also performed in clubs around the country and as an entertainer with a group known as Butlins Redcoats in his youth.

This father-son duo captures the wonderful moment when these men bond over a song “Quando, Quando, Quando” as part of the fundraising for this “terrible disease”.

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