“That breath that you just took... That’s a Gift.” Rob Bell
When I found out my father was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), I began to reflect on how much I and others take for granted the ability to Breathe on our own without even thinking about breathing. For someone with COPD, the inability to take a deep breath, participate in daily activities, or simply go on a long walk can be very hard to cope with. In addition, COPD can be very overwhelming, and tiresome for people who have to rely on an oxygen tank to help them breathe. My dad has been living with COPD for many years. I am truly grateful he has been able to continue with some of his daily activities. COPD has Definitely changed his lifestyle, but he is still able to enjoy his life and spend time with our family which is so important to him. I am thankful for the growing awareness and research surrounding COPD and grateful for all the organizations such as Aaa for shedding a light on the needs of the COPD community.
Happy Belated Birthday to Jim Jevicky! The Family was finally able to surprise Jim and present the commemorative Indy 500 brick to him today! This brick will be placed at the Indy 500 Gate 9 entrance sometime soon! Lot's of Love from the family!
Copy of Brick being laid at the entrance of Indy 500 where Jim has been attending since 1952!
Many years as a young child growing up around my sister, I saw nothing but a strong hard working business women with great work ethics. Selling her business after years of ownership & she seeing other businesses still operating, I noticed a major change in her emotional state. She has often stated she was not happy after she sold her business. I then noticed some depression set in. Now here we are, with another set back for her & others with like kind mental & physical conditions, the "Coronavirus" What this Virus has done to families especially our seniors immediately decreased their freedom to move around freely. COVID-19 Pandemic has been very stressful, for the both of us. Confined to the home, I found several activities she enjoy. Driving her weekly to the bank, grocery shopping for her favorite food (Cabbage & Yams),
Play dominoes on Friday nights, read the newspaper daily, work word puzzles & play spelling games, also 1-3rd grade math problems, all to help keep her mind stimulated.
When the weather permits in the evening, we walk 2 blocks to help with the pain in her hip bone & knee. Praise God she can still take a shower, shampoo her hair and press it without my help. She has always had a love for cooking meals daily,(although she burns up a lot of food) it keep her thinking while helping her maintain some independence. Taking away everything she remember & loved to do would not help her. However, there are times due to her mental condition, no matter what I allow her to do is never enough. With no other living siblings to help & with all the stress, I love her enough to remain