What if......

My daughter shared with me that prior to beginning to work with ADIPSY,  when she heard that people were alone through treatment, she thought it meant that they were living independently but with relatives or friends close by.  She had no idea that there were people in communities,  like the one that we live in,  who literally have no one to rely or depend on.  The desire to begin ADIPSY began while I was on treatment and noticed a senior citizen that was  weak, feeble and very alone.  She would have transportation pick her up and drop her off each week at treatment.  This was hard for me to watch as I know I was having to tell my amazing support group to stop bringing meals, cleaning, etc.....

We received a call from one of our local hospitals that Debbie (the beautiful lady pictured above) maybe dehydrated and alone at her home.  Without even thinking I stopped to pick up what the hospital recommended and headed her way to deliver a supply of items that would help hydrate her.  Once I arrived this beautiful woman met me at the door with tears in her beautiful eyes and said "I think I need to go to the emergency room - I have no insurance - I can't afford for an ambulance to pick me up - is there anyway I could bother you to take me."  I explained to her that it was no bother but an honor to be able to help her.  Once we arrived to the hospital she asked if I could stay with her - she didn't want to sit alone.  Although she was so happy to have me sit with her until she admitted  - I was the one who left truly blessed.  I had memories flooding me with the little lady in treatment - at that moment the heart of ADIPSY truly came full circle for me.  I am so grateful each and every day that I get to be part of such an amazing organization that is offering a "hand up" to the hurting.