She began the script in Dr. Don Sandley’s playwriting course. The play is based on the story of her grandfather’s slow decline from Alzheimer’s disease and the corresponding impact on Malyn’s grandmother and other family members. “I found healing in addressing and talking about the issues discussed in the play,” Malyn said. “I hoped others would be able to relate and find comfort in knowing they are not alone in what they are going through.” After each performance, representatives from the Central Alabama Alzheimer's Association were on hand for “talk-backs” to open the door for conversations with audience members.
Proceeds from the play were directed to ongoing research for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
The world is better because of the poignant talent of a very special granddaughter named Malyn Porter.