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Mother and Son's Journey with Dementia
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Mother and Son's Journey with Dementia
Credits: MollyJoey
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Sheryl Harston 390 points
Please invite Joey and Molly to your show to help spread awareness!  Too many of us in this country and around the world are living in this nightmare with loved ones. #mollyandjoey
WE LOVE YOU ELLEN....please help.
+45 votes
Feb 28
HennaArtist 410 points
I no longer feel so alone in the struggle.
This is such an amazing story!! As a person caring for my mother, I look forward to every episode. What Joey is doing to raise awareness is absolutely phenomenal!! It's been very educational for so many that have never truly seen what dementia is like for the person, much less the emotional toll it takes on family. I particularly love episode 5, which shows a bit of Molly prior to dementia. Its important to remember just how normal a person was not that long ago.
Thank you Joey, Molly, and family for allowing us into your lives, in order to make so many other lives better!
Thank you Ellen, for sharing this and I know you're going to want these two on your show soon!
"15.7 million adult family caregivers care for someone who has Alzheimer's disease or other dementia." [Alzheimer's Association. (2015). 2015 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures.]
+44 votes
Feb 28
Teri Dillen 590 points
You have to have these two on your show. What a job Joey has done bringing awareness to Dementia in just a few short weeks. Love them!! #mollyandjoey #theEllenShow
+41 votes
Feb 28
cindeehws 430 points
Joey is working hard to raise awareness.   These videos help me deal with my dad's dementia.  Everyone should watch these videos.  We need awareness and funding for research so people won't have to suffer with this horrible disease.  Molly is awesome!
#theellenshow #mollyandjoey #dementia
+39 votes
Feb 28
Bobbidw 350 points
Ellleeeennnnn a must watch !! This is a heartbreaking journey for both molly and joe. Both are sharing this journey to raise awareness for demintia.  They are  so strong and courageous
+38 votes
Feb 28
Stacey Sefcek Gallag 440 points
Joey has openend an important dialogue on dementia awareness that needs to keep spreading!  My mom is 66 and also suffering from dementia - similar to Molly.  They aren't the typical face of dementia that people think of - they aren't old!  My mom went from being a teacher and living independently, to living in a secured memory facility and unable to do daily tasks - all in a year and a half after diagnosis.  More people need to understand what dementia is and Joey is providing an amazing journal of this journey with his mom that explains it better than any words can. Please have him on to help increase dementia awareness!
+36 votes
Feb 28
Ann75092 340 points
Please consider having Joey on your show. I'm the same age as Molly and thankfully healthy. He is doing such an amazing job documenting his mom's journey with dementia. Please help get him even more exposure. Love what you do!
Ann Edwards
#MollyandJoey
+34 votes
Feb 28
Dgiles 340 points
I stumbled upon Joeys youtube videos and fell in love with him and Molly. I don't know anyone with Dementia so this has been a real learning experience for me. It breaks my heart seeing the pain they are going through. More attention and awareness is needed to help fight this horrible disease.
+31 votes
Feb 28
Ruth Safranski 350 points
Very inspiring story.... Joey is bringing awareness to dementia while showing great respect and love for his ailing mother. ❤
+31 votes
Feb 28
Ssleurs 930 points
Please help raise awareness for dementia.#mollyandjoey #TheEllenShow #raiseawareness
+30 votes
Feb 28
elizanethsilvy 400 points
Ellen this video is a must watch!! This is such an amazing but at the same time a heartbreaking story. Joey and Molly are sharing their journey to raise awareness for demintia.  #mollyandjoey. #theEllenShow
+28 votes
Feb 28
Jamie Clayton 460 points
This is a MUST watch video. Please please please get joey and molly on the show, help to raise awareness for dementia! It's a total emotional rollercoaster watching the YouTube channel
+28 votes
Feb 28
Gail Bishop 340 points
Ellen, I pray that you will bring joey and his mother on the show. This story needs to be told. For all the people suffering from this disease. Thank you Joey for sharing your journey.
+27 votes
Feb 28
amcgill 350 points
Ellen I hope you consider Joey and Molly for your show.....this is the most heart breaking thing.....I am blessed to not have this in our family so far and I am so afraid that it will happen to me. Please bring more awareness to this disease because no one really talkes about it because it's an "old person" disease....as you can see it's hitting earlier in life and they need to find a cure.
+26 votes
Feb 28
Kathy Webb Stephens- 1,080 points
Please watch Ellen, and help Joey spread awareness about dementia! I stumbled onto his youtube site  soon after he launched the first video. It touched my heart so much that I must watch and keep up with how they're doing through every video on youtube and now facebook also. I just love them!
+25 votes
Feb 28
sacks5grls 470 points
Ellen...please watch this journey...My heart has been touched by this story and I know America would too!  By watching this they have become like family to me and I have never met them!  It is important to make people aware of Dementia..not only for the person who is going through it but also for the caregivers/family that also are affected by this very sad disease.  I lost my grandmother to this and I wish I had this while I was going through it!  #mollyandjoey #theEllenShow #raiseawareness
+25 votes
Feb 28
Paula Hosie 530 points
Please have Joey and Molly on your show!! I am also a caregiver (along with my siblings) to my mom who has dementia. Please help Joey get the word out! He has already helped so many just by his videos and Facebook page. He probably doesn't even realize the impact he has had this far. You could help him spread the word! Please, please consider having them on your show..I promise..you will not be disappointed!!!!!
+23 votes
Feb 28
Lisa marie h 1,010 points
Ellen we love you and we need your help!! Please watch this video very inspirational, Molly is a beautiful lady she has an amazing Family behind her with her struggle with dementia, it is very heartbreaking to watch but also heartwarming, I know you're always down for a beautiful amazing story and this is one of them!!! Thank you for your time and we love you and bless you!!! #ellen #dementiaawarness #alzheimersawarness #mollyandjoey #bradensgrandma #gagesgrandma
+23 votes
Feb 28
Sherry Patricia 340 points
Inspiration love between son and mother..family bond...awareness hope need for those suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer's disease
+22 votes
Feb 28
Dean Probablycoolert 380 points
I have never been so moved by something on the internet before, I had no idea how terrible this disease is, awareness is so needed for this, would be awesome to see molly and joey on your show. #mollyandjoey #theEllenshow
+22 votes
Feb 28
Sue Claycamp 520 points
Joey has opened a much needed conversation into the horrible disease of Dementia and the effects it has, not only on the person who has it, but on the whole family. His videos of his and Molly's daily struggle with the disease are bringing much needed awareness to the need for more research and funding into finding a cure for Dementia. Please have him on your show to help spread the awareness. .#mollyandjoey #TheEllenShow #raiseawareness
+22 votes
Feb 28
Rhonda Palmer 430 points
I have started this journey with joey and molly...we are the same age..i am 66 please do all you can do you have power and love...please help the people
+20 votes
Feb 28
Janet Cook Scott Smi 750 points
Hi Ellen! My daughter pm'ed me the link to watch episode #6 which immediately I became hooked to watch the previous episodes and remain watching current. My mother passed away Jan 9, 2017 from mini strokes caused from her diagnosis of Vascular Dementia. There needs to be more awareness!! Please strongly consider Joey and Molly for your show. There are many people affected by the different types of Dementia. Thank you!!
+20 votes
Feb 28
1admullins 1,020 points
These two Molly and Joey are amazing and accomplished so much is spreading awareness about dementia. Molly has the same dementia the late Robin Williams suffered and they are showing how each day is diffrent the ups and downs. You will laugh and cry and fall in love with these two amazing people. #mollynjoey #theellenshow #spreadawarenesslbddementia
+20 votes
Feb 28
nikkicap1988 510 points
ELLEN! PLEASE GET MOLLY AND JOEY ON YOUR SHOW! Joey has done such an amazing thing bringing light to the daily struggles of Dementia and Alzheimers. We as caregivers are told dementia is hard, but we don't know what it really entails until we're knee deep in SH*T. JOEY HAS DONE THIS IN ONE MONTH! IMAGINE WHAT WE CAN DO IN TWO OR THREE OR FOUR! #MollyAndJoey #DementiaAwareness #AlzheimersAwareness #Wendys I love you Ellen! Please help!
+20 votes
Feb 28
Heather Fiducia-Regi 380 points
Ellen please have Joey and Molly on your show! He is working so hard to bring much needed awareness to dementia. Dementia is a horrible disease that can effect the young and old. Like you Joey is so patient with his mom as she struggles to remember. The world needs to see what it is really like to struggle with having dementia!!!!
+18 votes
Feb 28
SandyDean 700 points
This is such an insidious disease!  And Joey isn't asking for money!  He wants to raise awareness & shine a spotlight on the need for funding research for a cure!  Please invite them to appear.
+17 votes
Feb 28
Pauline Tomas Castil 700 points
HEY ELLEN .PLEASE have molly and joey in your show. JOEY IS A GREAT SON who takes care of her mother habing dementia and brings awareness to everyone with this disease . #MollyandJoey #MollyandJoeyjourneytoellen
+16 votes
Feb 28
Shelly Haney 340 points
This Mother and son are amazing . having them on your show would do so much to help bring more awareness to this horrible disease. Your help would be so appreciated, Thanks you, Shelly
+16 votes
Feb 28
Lisa marie h 1,010 points
Ellen this is a must-see!!! I cannot think of two more deserving people, Molly is a beautiful person who has been stricken with this awful disease known as dementia, her son Joey has dedicated his life to helping raise awareness and or find a cure for Alzheimer's and Dementia!!! We love you and we always support you Ellen!!! Thank you so much for your time
+16 votes
Feb 28
Thebuggamomma 380 points
Joey truly doesn't want anything for himself, other than more time with his mom, please have him on your show to bring more awareness to Dementia
+16 votes
Feb 28
Jenh 350 points
After losing my mother to a similar disease, these videos have helped my grieving process and truly made me realize I am not the only one experiencing this.  Joey and molly are a true joy, a beautiful story of a son who serves his mother with love and mercy while her illness progresses.
+16 votes
Feb 28
Duane Lobb Menago 1,040 points
I know Molly and Joey's journey with dementia will touch your heart as much as it has touched so many of us around the globe. It breaks your heart to see Molly so frustrated and struggling to come to terms with her illness. Please help Molly and Joey bring attention to this dreadful illness in the hope of raising money for research and hopefully someday, to at least a have a better understanding of its devastation to both the person affected by the illness and their loved ones. Your influence could do a lot to bring more awareness to this frustrating condition. #theellenshow #mollyandjoey
+15 votes
Feb 28
Kathryn D. Grazional 350 points
Ellen please please please. This story, this family...there are no words!
+15 votes
Feb 28
Julia Beckel 350 points
Joey is gift to raise awareness.   These videos help me so much with feeling less alone in dealing with my Father's dementia.  Everyone should watch these videos to have a greater understanding of this cruel disease.  We need awareness and funding for research so people won't have to suffer as much as they do.  Molly is awesome!
#theellenshow #mollyandjoey #dementia
+14 votes
Feb 28
Australia 340 points
Hi Ellen, I am from Australia and I have being following Joey and Molly now every episode. As a dementia carer and studying Bachelor of Dementia Care in Australia this series has really enlightened me and has given me laughter but also tears. Ellen please you have to come on board and have Joey and Molly on the show as awareness is the key to this terrible disease. I know you have a heart because that is who you are. So please consider my proposal. Love Molly and Joey. #mollyandjoey
+14 votes
Feb 28
Laurence Potel 340 points
Lewy body dimensia, family love, inspiring story......... this is such a beautiful way to give awareness to invite these beautiful soul on your show .#theEllenshow , #mollyand joey.
+13 votes
Feb 28
reeree1974 340 points
I accidentally stumbled upon Molly and Joey on YouTube. I have absolutely fallen in love with them. They are sharing their story about Molly's battle with dementia. The purpose is to raise awareness and funding for this terrible disease. Please have them on your show so that they can reach a wider audience and teach the world about dementia. #mollyandjoey #dementiaawareness #endALZ
+13 votes
Feb 28
chinodeb61 340 points
Dementia is a word most people will not talk about.  I took care of my husband for 7 years with Alzheimer's with very little help.   Dementia is increasing.  We need to make aware our legislators that more funding is needed.  Joey and Molly are telling their story so dementia be exposed and understood.  I honor them both.
+13 votes
Mar 1
mdb1027 350 points
This video showed up in my news feed on Facebook one day and I just fell in love with this family. I had heard of dementia but had absolutely no idea what it was about. As I watch the videos, I laugh and cry and find myself wishing there was something I could do to help. This is a terrible disease that needs more awareness brought to it. Please have them on your show so Joey and Molly can spread their message. Thank you!!  #mollyandjoey
+12 votes
Mar 1
Kelly Woodruff Ramse 720 points
Dementia affects millions of families!  Joey shares his heartwarming struggles as a son whose mother has dementia.  Please help Joey spread dementia awareness!  Have Joey share his and Molly's story on your show!
+11 votes
Mar 1
ginny121 1,030 points
Please watch the attached video.  Joey Daley has been videotaping his Mother's (Molly) journey with dementia.  Joey now has almost 5,500 followers and his videos have really brought an awareness to the illness.  Joey's discussion group has given so many people a place to post their own stories besides showing his weekly videos of his time spent with his Mother.  Each video Joey takes her on a new journey but they always end up at Wendy's so Molly can have her favorite frosty.  It would mean so much to them and to us to have them on your show so they can make more people aware of the struggles of dementia.  Joey Daley is an amazing son to document this journey with his Mother each week.  Please have them on your show and allow them to tell their story.   #mollyandjoey #theEllenShow
+11 votes
Mar 1
jjdano 350 points
Joey is so awesome with his mom!  Please, please put them on your show.
+10 votes
Mar 1
Susie & Sox 430 points
Please, please Ellen have these two on your show. It is so heartbreaking.  There needs to be more awareness of this horrible disease.  These videos have helped me greatly.  My mother just passed away 2 weeks ago from this disease.   People just don't realize the affect this disease has, both on the one suffering and their family.   To quote Ashley Campbell (Glen Campbell's daughter), "I believe a person's life is made up of memories, and that is exactly what this disease robs from you."  Please do something to help create awareness.  This is now an epidemic.
+10 votes
Mar 1
Laehsfvh 680 points
What a wonderful thing Joey is doing. I work in homecare and we are sharing his videos as part of our trainings. I have certificates in dementia training and have "put in" many many hours but his videos are very real life. His videos show the ups and downs, not just the good days. I think it is very important to see the bad days as well as all the laughter and love. #mollyandjoey
+10 votes
Mar 1
Dani Renee 380 points
This man and his mother have touched my soul. Please have them on your show to help raise awareness and to let others know they are not alone. #theellenshow #mollyandjoey #dementia
+10 votes
Mar 1
Ginette Pitre 100 points
Please please please have them on your show. Joey needs your help to bring awareness and more research and funding to this awful disease. I've learned so much about lewy body dementia which my beloved aunt passed away from . Joey has a heart of gold , I've watched these videos from the start, they made me laugh outloud and cry for Joey and Molly. Please watch and help bring awareness,  thank you # mollyandjoey  #ellendegenerous
ItsJustMe 740 points
Wow, Joey you're a great son. Molly is so very lucky to have you. I wish every person with dementia had a family like yours.
+9 votes
Mar 1
Kimberly Daniels 780 points
Ellen.. please take a few moments to view these videos.. They have opened my eyes to what a lot of people  are facing in their future. Plessis help us spread the word... I have taking care of my mother in law til her death, and now I am facing the same with my father. Please help.
+9 votes
Mar 1
Diane Strausser 310 points
Ellen, you are all about educating.  You are all about love.  Molly and Joey will steal your heart.  You will help educate people about dementia.  It's a Win Win.  Big hugs.
+8 votes
Mar 1
Karen Rains 400 points
Please feature Joey and Molly on your show.  It would be so amazing for the world to start becoming more aware of this terrible diagnonis.
+8 votes
Mar 1
Nikolas Panaousis 280 points
Please take a minute and watch this heartbreaking, but at the same time wonderful, video of Joey and Molly. Molly has been diagnosed with Dementia, and there is no better way to describe and demonstrate what this misunderstood condition is. You have to have these two amazing people at your show!!! Let's bring awareness about Dementia; let's make hearts melt!!! PLEASE -- Consider this!!!
+7 votes
Mar 1
Deanna Fuller Chelak 290 points
We NEED you Ellen!  Your Show will allow so many viewers to get a peek at a day in the life of...  this dreaded disease affects so many in such a variety of ways.  We need research to help find a cure, but hopefully the cause...  I think those of us affected are truly living on edge and surviving on Love, Hope & Faith that something can be done! ❤#theellenshow #mollysmission.
+7 votes
Mar 1
KelseyNapier 290 points
Ellen, I Love your show! Please have Joey and Molly on your show to help us spread awareness for dementia. This is a subject that is near and dear to mine and my family's hearts. We have struggled so much these past few years.
We need your help.
Sending much love from Kentucky! #mollyandjoey #theEllenShow
+7 votes
Mar 1
Angela Thomas Criner 290 points
Please consider helping Joey bring awareness to Dementia. His videos of his sweet Mother, Molly are so heartwarming. My own mother suffers from Dementia/Alzheimer's and it is such a devastating disease.  #mollyandjoey #theEllenShow #dementiaawareness
+7 votes
Mar 1
MzKitty503 290 points
As a single adult daughter caring for my elderly mom with Alzheimer's and caring for her full-time I am so glad I came upon Joey's and Molly's videos. The videos of him and his Mother's interactions help me to know I'm not alone on the journey with my mom's dementia and her decline. So many people don't know what sort of challenges a caretaker faces daily caring for a loved one with this dibilitating disease and watching your loved one slowly deteriate mentally and physically right before your eyes . You feel helpless. They also have no idea what the person afflicted is going through..especially when they have no control over what is happening to them , like losing the normal mental capabilities we take for granted everyday . Joey is raising Dementia and Alzheimers awareness by doing these videos with his Mom and her heartbreaking (also with moments of levity) journey in the hope that it will bring Dementia and Alzheimer's disease awareness to the forefront and how truly devastating it is. There also needs to be more research dollars directed to finding a cure.
Ellen, PLEASE you need to have Joey and Molly on your show to raise even more awareness about this terribly disease. We need your help! ❤️  #mollyandjoey #theEllenShow #dementia #Alzheimers #raiseawareness
+7 votes
Mar 1
debbiebootup 300 points
Good luck to Joey, Molly and everyone who finds strenght by watching these amazing episodes. Greetings from Belgium!
+7 votes
Mar 1
1admullins 1,020 points
Wow they have reached Germany
logies101 420 points
Ellen, you will fall in love with Molly and her son Joey, just like we have. Molly's story is moving,  happy, sad, and it needs to be heard. Please Please have them on your show to bring awareness to Dementia which is becoming epidemic worldwide.
+7 votes
Mar 1
Christie Bruyette 280 points
I have worked with people with Dementia for 27 years it is the most heartbreaking to watch.  Please invite Joey and Molly to your show to share their story and spread the awareness of Dementia. Millions of people suffer from this disease... and it takes a toll on their caregivers. Please help ...  if  anyone can help it is you Ellen. #mollyandjoey #ellendegeneres.
+7 votes
Mar 1
MaryBeth Babcock 800 points
Dementia is such a horrible thing and it affects almost all of our lives in one way or another at some time in our lives. At 63, I am hopeful now because of this young man Joey and his Mom Molly! I feel the Fear leaving and the hope pouring back in every day with the support of all my new found friends from "Mother and Son's Journey with Dementia" on Facebook and You Tube. I am thankful I have come to know and care about Joey and Molly and so very many others that suffer daily from this. We need to pass this forward to help bring awareness. Ellen, I just know you would love these two! They are your kind of people! Thanks Ellen! Hugs....p.s. did you get my letters? <3 #bekindtoone #dementia #JoeyandMolly @Ellen DeGeneres We need more people like this!
+6 votes
Mar 1
iscott64 250 points
These 2 are amazing! You will fall in love with Molly and Joey! They are spreading awareness anout LBD dementia and have accomplished so much already! Watch this video and I'm sure you will have to meet them for yourself! #mollyandjoey #theellenshow #lbddementiaawareness
+5 votes
Mar 1
1admullins 1,020 points
Couldn't have said it better myself
Lisa marie h 1,010 points
Hey there Ellen!!! We need your help, all I can say about this video is it is a rollercoaster of emotions, laughing crying and everything else all rolled up in about 30 minutes, please have your tissues ready!!! Joey and Molly have been on an amazing journey, Joey is trying to raise awareness for dementia, he has videos on YouTube documenting his mother's dementia and the effects of it, but we must remember that not only does it affect the one that we love, it affects all of us, it's so heartbreaking to watch them go through that, my grandmother died of Alzheimer's, it was the hardest thing that my family has ever had to go through, having to sit here and watch the ones we love suffer and there is nothing we can do about it, so please Ellen help us raise more awareness for dementia, thank you for your time and we love you!!! #ellen #formolly #mollyandjoey #dementiaawarness #alzheimersawarness #fightforacure #bradensgrandma #gagesgrandma
+4 votes
Mar 1
Shannon Van Metre 230 points
ELLEN!!!!! Please watch this and get Joey and Molly on your show!!! Joey started the Facebook over a month ago and we are all one, big family.  We all laugh, we cry watching the struggles that they go through and just having a loved one diagnosed with the horrible disease makes me more determined. Imagine the one person who raised you, who kissed all your boo boos, hugged when you had a bad day all of a sudden stated forgetting little pieces of her memories and eventually didn't know who you were???!!! Let me tell, its heart breaking!!!  What about your mom asking you why your dad took her car keys away?? Or asking me if she is going to die from this?? Or watching your dad cry as he tells you the struggle he is going through watching his wife of 53 years become more and more helpless each day. I don't know about you, but this makes me so angry...why my mom?? Why anyone??
+4 votes
Mar 1
Macywan 830 points
Story full of happy tears and sad tears. We love these two amazing people and the lovely family.  Please. Please let them on the show. Let more people know more about dementia. Many families in the USA are suffering from their family member dealing with dementia.  Please Ellen.
+3 votes
Mar 1
sherryp 210 points
Joey is not only helping his mom but  so many more  such as even me  .  please please  have them on your show   ....  Please  help us all Ellen
+3 votes
Mar 1
wlbarbour 210 points
We need your help finding a cure for dementia.  So many family deal with this daily .  My mom has passed a couple years back but some help would have been so appreciated.
+3 votes
Mar 1
Msdaizy 210 points
Check out Joey and Mollys story. And bring awareness to Dementia. I was the caregiver of my mom who was diagnosed with Lewey Body Dementia back in 2012. We lost our sweet mom in January 9 th 2013. It's a frustrating disease and something has to be done to get more programs out there for LBD and those who suffer with the loved ones who have LBD.
+3 votes
Mar 1
MECJAC 200 points
Please invite Joey and Molly to your show.  We need to have more awareness on this topic.  To many of us caregivers living with this pain.....
+3 votes
Mar 2
jmiguel 190 points
This for a very good cause to the whole world.. this isn't just for Joey and Molly but for every one of us.. Dementia is not that easy to detect and there's no cure at this time.. Please invite them!
+2 votes
Mar 1
melissa1072 610 points
#mollyandjoey  This is a wonderful loving family sharing their story to help others.  My heart breaks for Molly when she is sad and scared. I wish all her days could be good days so she can feel joy and doesn't have to be afraid.  I hope if we bring enough awareness to this disease one day we can find a cure.   Please watch and help spread awareness for this sweet lady and the many others affected by this disease.   #mollyandjoey  #knowledgeispower  #theEllenShow
+2 votes
Mar 2
knudsen 180 points
Joey's journey with his mother Molly's journey has helped me understand and get ideas for my mother who was diagnosed in 2015 at the age of 74.  Please let Joey be our voice on your show.  Dementia needs helps.  My mom's husband almost went crazy taking care of her.  Caregivers and family need help.  My mom and husband didn't even have internet and relied on me 4 hours away to give advice and be an expert and I have no experience with this.  But you get desperate.  I grieve my mom every day and she's still here.  HELP US please...!  #mollyandjoey #dementiaawareness
+2 votes
Mar 2
Revismiller 410 points
Oh please Ellen, just watch episode 1... you will be hooked and in love with Joey and molly... please Ellen, please
0 votes
Apr 27
Jayelle 160 points
Ellen, please Joey and Molly to your show.  They are doing such a great job to bring awareness and support for dementia.
0 votes
Apr 28
Ahoop915 170 points
Please get them on the show. Watching these videos has helped me and myhusband help Anna care for his grandma who has dementia. It's getting the awareness out there and what the caregivers deal with.
0 votes
May 23