Here’s a wonderful update for all who participated in providing linens or diaper monies for the families in rural Colombia suffering from a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease. I am so pleased we could help them and hope we can continue. I feel a deep connection to these families, even more so upon the loss of my father.
The families really appreciated the diapers donation. I did not get to be there for handing them the linens but I heard they were very excited too.
On their behalf, I want to thank you again for your contributions. We are impressed by your kindness and big heart. You are already made a difference in their lives. I will send you some pictures as soon as I get them.
I’m so sorry to hear about your father. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Yakeel T. Quiroz
(About Yakeel: She is a research associate, studying neuro-imaging of familial Alzheimer’s disease due to PS1 mutations, in Colombia. She also is working towards her PhD at Boston University, where she does neuro-imaging of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. About this photo, taken by Todd Heisler of the New York Times: Blanca Nelly Betancur bathes her husband, Carlos Alberto Villegas, in Medellin, Columbia. The family is participating in a potentially groundbreaking assault on Alzheimer’s to see if giving treatment before dementia starts can lead to preventing Alzheimer’s altogether.)