2.02.2010

More Motivation and Inspiration



Meet my Mom, Lois Nickel, at her home in Maryland. Mom is a quilter from way back, and got me interested in quilting and sewing when I was in grade school. Her work is amazing, and she has been and always will be my inspiration to persevere.

Mom has Alzheimer's Disease now. This picture was taken recently on a good day. I love her so very much and miss her terribly.

If you never have, pick up a needle and thread and learn to sew a few stitches. It can be peace for the soul. And if you don't mind, please take a minute and click on the AAQI badge to the right and visit the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. See what quilters from all over are doing to raise awareness of and encourage fundraising for Alzheimer's Disease. Please become involved. One day it won't be too late for someone else's mother, family member, or friend.

Thank you.

Be sensitive...be involved! And I'll be back...







2 comments:

Mandy said...

Sarah, I am so sorry to hear that your lovely mum now has this dreadful disease.
I was lucky to hear Terry Pratchett, the writer speak about how alzheimers disease has affected his life. He was giving the 34th Richard Dimbleby Lecture on BBC 1 (one of our UK TV stations). It was a really moving speech which, due to onset of his illness he was unable to say for himself. The actor Tony Robinson spoke for him, so movingly, it was compelling viewing.
This is a link which I hope you can use:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00qmfgn/Richard_Dimbleby_Lecture_Shaking_Hands_with_Death/
The speech does cover quite a range, but the first section deals with alzheimers itself.
The topic is uncomfortable, but as you so rightly said in your post much more funding is required to find out more about this affliction.

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