graduation, she married and moved to Port Washington,
Long Island where she and her husband took over the management
of a family restaurant because of illness. Her father-in-law
had suffered a severe cardiac arrest that left him paralyzed
over his entire body. Ms. Donahue was put in a position
of caregiving when she rendered assistance to her mother-in-law
in the full-time care of her father-in-law until his death.
After selling the business and moving the family back
to the Midwest, Ms. Donahue, again, was rendered caregiver
for her mother-in-law who, by now, had begun showing signs
years later, her entrepreneurial spirit motivated Sande
to begin a computer consulting business working as liaison
between clients and manufacturers as companies began to
automate their offices. Her extracurricular activities
included a two year position as President of the Chicago
State Street Business and Professional Woman's Organization
which included a city wide sponsored High Tech career
conference with over 2,000 in attendance and a special
guest appearance by Chicago luminary Oprah Winfrey.
Donahue has always had a penchant for the written word.
One of her first writing jobs that allowed her to tap
into her creative pen was as a script writer for the famous
"Bozo's Circus" children's television show which ran on
Superstation WGN nationwide.
her career led her to Moore, North America, a leading
supplier of customized imprinted paper, where she worked
in the marketing department. She developed direct mail
packages for large corporate clients. Sande left Moore
to become a full-time caregiver to her mother.
her 16 year journey caring for her mother, she kept a
journal to record the memorable moments that she always
wanted to cherish and gives you inside information on
how to realistically deal with the affliction after she
and her Mother openly discussed the disease. She has since
taken her journal and wrote her first book, Fading Angel:
A Chronicle of Love, which opens a window into the world
of this debilitating disease and provides help and resources
for other families to survive, cope and learn from Sande's
16 year calling.