My last post I promised to discuss some early moments in my life. Well, like my wife says, I am oftentimes like the dog who is walking along and suddenly the surprise appearance of a squirrel takes my attention. Oh well…it is tough being me…..
I have so many different interests (and ask too many questions) and one of them is working on focus…focus….focus…..was that a locust (squirrel!!!!!) I just saw? No of course not. It is 30 degrees out. A glorious sunny and cold day in Chicago, USA. That is why we love it here.
On a serious note today is “Giving Tuesday”. The official web site is www.givingtuesday.org. What is Giving Tuesday? Well according to Wikipedia – the most authoritative web site on the planet. I say that in jest. I love Wikipedia (squirrel!!!!!) . It is a wealth of information. I use it all the time and – for a volunteer run organization (squirrel!!!!!) – it is an exceptional source of pretty accurate information. Oh right back to the subject at hand… “Giving Tuesday” was started in 2012, led by an organization- 92nd Street Y- to capture the generous spirit of the Holiday Season (reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giving_Tuesday).
Well if you feel that spirit of giving today please consider “Without-Warning” a Rush Hospital support group that deals with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease.
Here is the link to make a tax deductible donation to a Documentary Project that is development stages: http://www.without-warning.net/support_us_today.
While I have don’t have any personal experience with a family member or friend who has or is suffering from this terrible disease I have had the opportunity to be around folks with the disease. Alzheimer’s is terrible affliction- imagine a parent, a sibling, a son or daughter in their 30’s, 40’s or 50’s who develop the disease. It robs them and their family members of so much so quickly and there is no cure.
The documentary I mention above will not solve the disease, but it will raise awareness and hopefully through greater awareness more resources for medical research will help mitigate the terrible affects of this disease.
(c) Ronald R. Searl. 2014