ALZHEIMERS ART QUILT INITIATIVE
February 1, 2011
I attended the 2010 Houston International Quilt Festival and came across the AAQI booth. The quilts caught my eye and then I met Ami. I had no idea she was the founder, and because she is such a selfless person, she never mentioned it to me either. I shared with her a little about my sweet momma who is deep in the throes of Alzheimer’s Disease. What a caring, understanding angel Ami is. We stood and talked (and cried) for just a bit. I left feeling somewhat better and determined to help AAQI’s cause of funding research to find a cure for this horrible blight on our families. I came home and did a little checking on the organization and found just what I expected to find – that they give every penny possible to research and are all so selfless in what they do. I am totally impressed by this organization. I have given a donation and am working toward starting my first Priority Quilt. I want it to be special. We must find a cure for this disease before many, many more of us are devastated by it. Ami is on the frontline fighting the battle and I appreciate her and her organization more than they can ever know.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Every time research gets closer to finding a cause/cure for Alzheimer's, we all are a little bit better off. AAQI funded a study at U of M which has made a great breakthrough. They have also funded many other studies which get us closer to that cure. I've personally experienced Ami's compassion.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
The only change I would make is to grow the organization by leaps and bounds with more volunteers and contibutors. I wouldn't change a thing about the way AAQI works. I am so impressed with this group.
Volunteer & I've made a cash donation at Christmas and am working on designing my first Priority Quilt.