ALZHEIMERS ART QUILT INITIATIVE
February 1, 2011
My mother died from Alzheimer's Disease and my father from Vascular/Alzheimer's Disease. It was a long, sad, emotionally draining journey for all of us. We did everything we could to make them comfortable and happy in their last years. Unfortunately, at that time, there wasn't a lot of help (financially, emotionally, or hands-on) that was truly dementia-specific. The AAQI is a fantastic, fun way to raise funds to be used for research for the cause and cure for this horrible disease. How many other charities can boast that 100% of funding goes to research? The volunteers that run this charity are to be commended and that includes the quilters, buyers, promoters, and "worker-bees". It has been my pleasure to donate a quilt for sale, purchase quilts and collect enough names to make more than one full purple-patch background quilt for the new exhibit. I wish Ami Simms and her crew the best of luck.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
When visiting the 1st traveling exhibit I was touched to my core by knowing that others had or were experiencing the same emotions and trials that my family had gone thru. It uplifted my soul and yet made me sad that others are still having to go thru this. Only thru research $$$ can any progress be made with this dreadful disease and Ami is doing all she can to that end.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I'm not sure I would make any changes.
Volunteer & I made a quilt for sale & purchased several quilts.