My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Foundation For A Smokefree America, Playa del Rey, CA, USA
I went home on August 28, 2011 for a family reunion, and to visit my 80 year old invalid mother. My mother has been suffering from the effects of two strokes. She is so disabled and needs assistance for all of her needs. She is a very strong and proud woman, and feeds herself when she is home with family members, but often drops food to her tray. She will not eat in public. My mother is so fortune that she has a woman that is exactly my age, and who is the caregiver for my mother during the day, while my sister works out of her house. The caregiver is a real angel. My mother loves her and she loves my mother. The problem, I noticed that my mother has an awful cough. I could not figure out why at first, because she is kept in a warm room and is well care for. Before long, I noticed that my sister and her husband chains smoke constantly in the house. My mother has been enduring the awful second hand smoke for 7 years. Thanks to Patrick Reynolds nonprofit at www.Anti-smoking.org, I was able to send information to my sister about how terrible smoking was for herself, and her my invalid mother. My mother is held hostage to the horrible effects of smoke at a time when she needs the most healthy of environments.
I am stunned that someone born after 1960 or even before, do not
believe that smoking causes terrible diseases, ages you, shortens your life (and the life of those subjected to your smoke via 2nd hand), and kills the smoker and the person exposed.
I am ashame of my sister for being so weak and uncaring about the effects of tobacco smoke on small children and the elderly especially. Before I found out about her addiction to cigarettes, I was proud of the way she helped care for our mother.
Thank you Mr. Reynolds for your untiring effort to educate the public about the harmful effects of tobacco.