Hello Lewy Warriors!
In case you didn't know, this past Tuesday was the two year anniversary of Bob's passing. This year, to commemorate the occasion, we added a piece of writing from Brodie Schmidt, Bob's eldest granddaughter, to the "Bob's Memorial" page of our website. It was also the publication date of an article written about Bob in our local newspaper (The Record). We just wanted to let you know that you can now read that article online on The Record's website. Wonderfully written by Valerie Hill, this article sheds light on who Bob was and his journey with Lewy Body Dementia. We have added a link to the article below and have also shared it on our "LBD Resources" page and the CLBDI Facebook page. Thank you Valerie for writing about Bob, CLBDI and sharing his story with the wider community.
Click the link below to check it out:
We hope you have a wonderful rest of the month and we'll see you in a few weeks for the February blog update.
Good Afternoon Lewy Warriors,
We're back with the first monthly update of 2022! We hope that you had a wonderful start to your year and are all safe, surrounded with supportive people and feeling good. This will be a rather short blog post as we only have a few things to share with you this month. First of all, we wanted to let you know that our contact at UWO, Emily Grass, has let us know that as of Jan. 13th, our donation total sits at $28,561.00! Amazing! We're so close to our second goal of $30,000.00 and it is all thanks to you. We're so grateful and humbled by our incredible community and all that we've been able to do together in just a few short years.
January was a quiet month for us as we traversed through another province-wide lockdown and regrouped after the Holiday Fundraiser. We've been working away, planning for our next online art show and doing lots of clerical work. We have also reached out and connected with some more great LBD-related resources and added them to the LBD Resources page of our website. We highly recommend that you check out the "Forward with Dementia" and "The Alzheimer Society Waterloo-Wellington" links as they are both great organizations that offer tons of support, information and content.
This month you can expect more information about the upcoming art show, an article on Carol's late husband Bob in Waterloo Region's local paper, The Record, on Feb. 8th (which is also the anniversary of his passing), and potential updates to the site including the option to translate our site to French! As spring gets closer, we will have more events lined up and lots more to share. Keep checking the CLBDI Facebook page for more up to date information, announcements and LBD-related content from across the web.
Thank you again for being a part of this wonderful community. We're wishing you all the best in February.
The CLBDI blog is run by Advisory Board member Joseph Daniel.