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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Friday, November 21, 2014

it takes a volunteer

there are a lot of organizations that do good for other
they do it with mostly donations and volunteers
they probably do a better more cost efficient job
if it was run by the federal or state government

when i retired i looked for volunteer opportunities
that fit me and what i felt was important for folks

thats why i chose
the meal on wheels programs
the habitat for humanity
of course since i am so personally affected
the alzheimers association

all good organizations
mostly privately funded by you and me

the one i put the most effort and time into
is the
alzheimers associaton
without this organization and its political and social
not much would be happening in the alzheimers world
they just wont let the politicians off the hook

when i volunteer
i like to volunteer and not be on some big old
committee that just sits and talks and really
doesnt get out there and do
the blue collar work

so with the alzheimers association
i am on three committees that organize the
walk to end alzheimers
we also do all the work
setting up the walk
help the walk happen
clean up the mess afterward
blue collar stuff

we also help raise funds that will be used
for research caregiver education etc

i am on a state wide committee to promote
alzheimers education
i dont enjoy it as much
as the alzheimers committees for the walks
one you just talk a lot and the other
you do the work

without all the volunteers the hundreds involved
in this area the monies wouldnt get raised
so here the stats for our team organicgreendoctor
in the 4 walks we walked in
total team members walked     50
total funds raised     $3200
totals for all the walks
total raised     $350,000
total walkers   2800
so we did our part to contribute to the numbers
feeling good as we walked
as hundreds of others did the same

my kind of people
volunteers them all
doing what it takes
most are personally affected
dont worry if you havent been you will
youll feel about these walks like we all do

we all need to find that thing that we want to make
be it cancer autism other diseases abuse social issues etc

the answer is in our hands

the oganicgreen doctor

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