Jil Simon was happily married with two young children when she received the awful news that she had breast cancer. Determined to maintain as much normalcy as possible in her life and in her children's, Jil used a cold cap while she received chemotherapy. Normally, the toxic chemicals in chemotherapy cause baldness, but cold caps prevent this traumatic side effect.
The website for The Rapunzel Project - a volunteer group that raises money for hospitals to buy the special freezers needed to keep the cold caps at the correct temperature - is www.rapunzelproject.org.
Jose was willing to talk about what it is like to be homeless. How he coped and how he felt. Many thanks to Jose and to the Caring Kitchen in Delray Beach for generously allowing me to conduct the interview at their site.
A tragic accident left then 44-year-old, David Aldrich, blind and a quadriplegic. But David never gave up and through adult stem cell treatment, he regained his vision and some mobility.
If you are interested in learning more about David and watching SuperCell, a documentary produced by National Geographic about David and four other seriously ill people, visit this link: GetLocalDelrayBeach An update on David:
The one thing that has always been important to David is that he live in his home rather than in an institution. However, the years of maintaining a live-in aide 24/7 (which he must have) and all of his other expenses has depleted his funds. Without financial help, David is going to have to give up house and move into an institution - something he does not want to do.
If you are interested in making a donation or know of someone or an organization who would like to help, this is where to send donations. If you would like more information, please contact me at email@example.com.
The David Aldrich Home Preservation Fund
4850 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33445
After Scott Ringersen's wife left him and their two young
children, the Delray Beach, Florida. police officer had to find a way to earn
more income. And he did. Scott became an Elvis impersonator, and today the talented
man is known all around the country.