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ALZHEIMERS ART QUILT INITIATIVE
June 1, 2010

I have been involved with AAQI since 2006. My mom died with Alzheimer's mid-2005 after a multi-year descent. It broke my heart when she no longer knew my name ... During her illness and years of decline, my sister and I felt so powerless. We did everything we could to keep Mom safe and comfortable, but the relentless progression of the disease stole her away. Now, I stitch in her honor and memory to help AAQI raise desperately needed research funds. No one makes an Alzheimer's journey alone - as Mother Theresa put it: “We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” This is SO true of AAQI - together, one quilt at a time, we ARE making a difference. I am grateful and honored to be a part of AAQI.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

AAQI was and continues to be a big part of my personal grief therapy. Making Priority Quilts offers motivation to use my creativity and skills to benefit others.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing that there are so many others who are traveling this road with their loved ones ~ there's a terrific sense of connectedness and community in AAQI.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

AMAZING!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Make quilts and help spread the word about AAQI.